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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Financial Counseling, Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Services

Mission: To increase economic opportunities for residents of North Central Florida by providing education, housing and neighborhood revitalization.

Results: NHDC has built over 250 new, energy efficient, affordable homes, rehabilitated 160 homes and repaired over 150 homes for residents in our service area. NHDC also provides nearly 60 rental housing units and maintains a waiting list of 40-50 residents at any given time. Additionally, we have provided financial counseling to thousands of residents since 1998 and have assisted over 200 clients with mortgage modifications and foreclosure interventions so that they kept their home.

Target demographics: residents with affordable housing needs, home repair, financial education and mortgage modification

Direct beneficiaries per year: 750 individuals with home ownership, home repair, home rental and financial education

Geographic areas served: North Central Florida

Programs: Housing development. NHDC builds new homes and rehabilitates existing homes that are available for sale to home buyers. In addition, NHDC maintains an inventory of single family affordable rental properties that are available for residents, some who aspire to become a home purchaser as our renters always have an option to buy the home they are renting. NHDC administers a variety of home repair assistance initiatives that directly benefit very low and low income owner-occupant households and operates neighborhood stabilization programs in Marion, Clay and Alachua counties. The corporation purchases, rehabilitates and sells homes through contracts with Marion, Clay and Alachua counties. The corporation's rehabilitation costs are reimbursed as incurred. Home ownership preservation. NHDC supports participants in preserving their mortgage through tough economic times. The corporation offers a post-purchase program for recent homebuyers. Class topics include information on property maintenance, energy conservation, and household budgeting. We also provide intensive mortgage delinquency and foreclosure intervention counseling for home owners in financial distress. Our counseling services are one-on-one sessions with a HUD certified professional and are tailored to meet the individual needs of the client. In addition to pre and post purchase questions, other topics include, but are not limited to, fair housing, budget development, credit counseling,predatory lending, and landlord tenant issues. Home ownership promotion. NHDC actively promotes home ownership and offers a financial fitness classes that are eight hour courses broken into four instructional segments that focus on 1) basic money matters, 2) budgeting, 3) credit repair, and 4) other financial topics. The class is intended for households that desire home ownership but have credit or financial obstacles. The course is generally facilitated off-site through a partnership relationship with affiliate social service organizations and groups. NHDC also provides a pre-purchase home buyer education course designed to educate participants about all aspects of the home purchase process featuring industry representatives from the lending, realtor, home inspection, insurance and closing sectors.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an attorney who has been representing defense foreclosure clients, I have been greatly impressed with how much professionalism and care NHDC has given to my clients. NHDC really is a great resource and team player for helping me do my job to keep my clients in their homes.

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GNHDC 04/04/2017

Thank you so much for your review! We welcome the opportunity to work together and keep our clients at home.

Client Served

Rating: 5

NHDC helped me learn what i needed to know to purchase a home and that made all the difference in the process. I am a proud owner of a 2 bedroom townhouse now. Thanks!

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GNHDC 04/04/2017

Thank you for your kind review and congratulations on your new home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with NHDC has been unbelievable. In times where you can hardly get a thank you, NHDC has been a Blessing. Its a joy to work with people that are genuine. At every turn they are helpful and always available. They have truly restored our faith in the care and respect that people can have for one another. Its truly hard to find in these times in which we are living. My wife and I are truly grateful to have found such a place as this. We have been helped at every turn and can't say enough about our experience. Knowledgeable, caring, trustworthy are a few ways to describe the people we had the honor of working with. Thank you NHDC for guiding us through a very challenging time in our lives!!!

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GNHDC 04/04/2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate your review and are so glad that we made a difference in your lives!

Matt115

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a home inspector I have been working side by side with NHDC since 1998 (back then with Carol Barron for those who can go back that far) and I have been an instructor of their home buyer's workshop since 2005. NHDC is an amazing group of caring people who generally care about moving people to home ownership. It's been nearly 20 years and we still share the same passion to educate and assist home buyers' to become homeowners'.
Matt Peck
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GNHDC 04/04/2017

Thanks so much, Matt. Your commitment makes all the difference for the clients we serve.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to work along side NHDC personnel in closing transactions for several years. Their genuine concern and professional guidance is refreshing in our work-a-day business world. Closings are celebrations - Home Buyers are thankful and happy. Thank you NHDC for being a shining star.

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GNHDC 04/04/2017

We appreciate your wonderful review and our community professionals. Every closing is a celebration!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NHDC has one of the best housing counseling workshops that are put on in the Gainesville area. You have specialized assistance with homebuyer workshops, foreclosure assistance, and a great team helping you achieve the dream of homeownership. Classes are informative, to the point, and get you on target to buy your dream home. They teach you everything you need to know quickly and efficiently. Great non profit - one of the best.

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GNHDC 04/04/2017

Thanks so much for your wonderful review and for your dedication to helping us make home ownership a reality for our clients.