Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield (NHP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing and preserving homeownership, promoting the development and rehabilitation of housing, and supporting vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. NHP is one of a select few HomeOwnership Centers in the NeighborWorks network, providing customer-friendly service in all aspects of neighborhood revitalization and homeownership support – from getting ready to purchase a home, buying and maintaining a home, and supporting community leadership’s efforts to improve and sustain our neighborhoods.
Ohio service area includes Clark, Champaign, and contiguous counties. NHP is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America (NWA) and has maintained an exemplary rating in the NWA network. NHP is also a HUD-approved housing counseling agency with all 3 counselors having passed the national HUD certification exam.
Primary activities include: 1) Homebuyer Education; 2) Financial Coaching; 3) Home repair programs; 4) Foreclosure Intervention; 5) Affordable Housing Development.
Homebuyer Education: A comprehensive class to help prospective homebuyers learn about the homebuying process and avoid many of the common pitfalls. eHome America is a web-based platform for homebuyer education which allows a homebuyer 24/7 access to education, thus eliminating any scheduling or transportation barriers.
Financial Coaching: One-on-one credit/budget counseling provided at no cost to assist client in reviewing credit report, as well as how to dispute errors & make needed corrections. Financial Literacy Group Workshops are offered offsite at partner organizations, covering such topics as Budgeting, Understanding Credit, Homeownership Readiness, and Aging in Place Strategies.
Emergency Home Repair: NHP offers affordable grant and loan programs to address serious structural/ health and safety issues for income eligible households. NHP employs a project manager to provide quality construction oversight services.
Foreclosure Intervention: NHP provides resources to assist homeowners in understanding the foreclosure process in the State of Ohio; budgeting; working with the lender; and getting back on track with mortgage payments.
Affordable Housing: NHP has developed new opportunities for affordable homeownership and rental housing. City View is comprised of 12 senior rental units. Community Gardens Sr. Rental Housing has 50 completed units, with 60 additional affordable rental units under construction. Clifton Court Homeownership is comprised of 8 new affordable homes, with 3 new homes in progress. Quality affordable housing is a fundamental foundation for safe and healthy families.
We are a nonprofit organization with the primary purpose of creating and preserving affordable, quality housing and strong neighborhoods through partnerships of residents, business and government.