This video series features four communities that received Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds – Columbus, OH, Lake Worth, FL, Orange County, CA and Pima County, AZ. The video series begins in 2011 at the start of each community's NSP efforts and follows up with the programs in 2014 to showcase their impact, strategies and success stories.
View videos and photos submitted by NSP grantees on the NSP Multimedia page.
Columbus, OH, a city of 800,000, was hard hit by the foreclosure crisis, and received $60 million in redevelopment funding through NSP. In Columbus, a consortium of nonprofits worked together with the city to revitalize neighborhoods around the downtown area. One nonprofit, Homeport, targeted NSP funds in the North of Broad (NOBO) neighborhood, a historically African-American neighborhood that has suffered from disinvestment. Homeport changed neighborhood perception through highly targeted redevelopment efforts and an elaborate neighborhood marketing campaign to make NOBO a neighborhood of choice.
Lake Worth, FL, a small working-class city north of Fort Lauderdale, received $23 million in redevelopment funding through NSP. A consortium of nonprofits led by the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency worked together to revitalize their community through targeted acquisition, rehabilitation and resale of foreclosed homes to local low and moderate income families. The redevelopment strategy in Lake Worth centered on celebrating Lake Worth's many assets such as their active artist community, and making homeownership more affordable to longtime local renters.
Orange County, CA and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) received $11.5 million in redevelopment funding through NSP. Orange County's high cost market makes it extremely unaffordable for low and moderate income families, who must commute for hours to get to jobs located within the county. Using NSP to rehabilitate foreclosed homes, Orange County and its nonprofit partners were able to bring properties back up to code and provide housing opportunities for low and moderate income families to live closer to work and family.
Pima County, AZ received $25 million in redevelopment funding through NSP. A consortium of nonprofits used NSP funds to rehabilitate foreclosed homes in and around Tucson. The Primavera Foundation utilized a resident-led development strategy in South Tucson, a small impoverished city located within the City of Tucson. Primavera partnered with the police and the city government to rehabilitate problem properties into safe and affordable homes for low income families.