ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Two non-profit organizations have merged to created more opportunities to serve the Northern Illinois region. Neighborhood Housing Services of Freeport and Rockford Area Affordable Housing Coalition combined staff and programming to form HomeStart.
This move will allow both agencies to “secure additional funding, provide regional training programs, and realize cost-saving results to offer more services” to the 10-county region.
“For the past 15 years, NHS delivered a wide range of sustainable home ownership and community improvement services while the Rockford Area Affordable Housing Coalition formed in 1992 and provided housing counseling, down payment assistance, homeownership education, and individual advice, and counseling to address all aspects of home ownership including preparation, purchase, maintenance, and foreclosure issues. “
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