NeighborWorks Receives Grant, Celebrates Anniversary of Merger

(l-r): Matthew Osborne, executive vice president, Eastern Bank; Robert Corley, CEO, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions; Michael McGowan, board chairman, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions; Nancy Stager, president and CEO, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation; Thomas King, board member, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions; and senior vice president, Eastern Bank

Kingston, MA – NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, a housing service provider in southeastern Massachusetts, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation in support of the merger between NeighborWorks of Southern Massachusetts and Housing Solutions, which took place just over one year ago (July 1, 2019) and resulted in the newly formed NeighborWorks Housing Solutions.

The grant has been directed toward capacity-building, to enable the newly formed organization to sustain and increase its impact.

The merger has brought together two highly successful organizations to help address the housing needs of southern Massachusetts.  The grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation supports the successful implementation of the merger, and through this investment will enable the newly formed organization to expand its reach and have a deeper impact on the cities and towns in southern Massachusetts where it focuses. Specifically, Eastern’s grant will allow NHS to continue to invest in the region’s gateway communities of Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford, Quincy, Taunton, and Attleboro, and create housing opportunities throughout the surrounding communities.

As NeighborWorks Housing Solutions just passes the one-year anniversary of the merger, the organization is stronger and more viable than ever, in concert with the organization’s goal of providing comprehensive housing resources, from rental assistance and housing resources to first-time home buyer education, down payment assistance lending, financial budgeting and foreclosure mitigation, as well as the development of new affordable housing units.