New Bedford, MA – NeighborWorks Housing Solutions (NHS) recently received a grant from the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation in the amount of $50,000.
The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation dedicates an arm of its grant funding to serving low-income children, youth, and families. It also supports a broad range of nonprofits and programs that seek to provide education, human services, and community revitalization.
NHS first received funding from the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation in 2019 to support the organization’s merger. Since the merger, NHS has been able to expand its reach in build substantial capacity in all service areas. Because of the merger and in part because of the past support of the Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, NHS was able to quickly scale up to meet the growing need for services during the pandemic. Now, the resources provided by the foundation will assist NHS with additional programmatic expansion in communities where the need for housing services is great.
The funding will help to support the agency’s capacity building opportunities in the city of New Bedford with the goal of expanding access to affordable housing and leveraging partnerships to facilitate the increase of existing housing stock.