History

NeighborWorks Lincoln was established in Lincoln in 1986 as Neighborhood Housing Services and spent its early years defining its scope and programs.

By 1993, the organization began to flourish and focused its work on a few targeted inner city neighborhoods. In 1994, the organization became a chartered member of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation network, gaining access to financial resources, tools, training opportunities, and the experience of hundreds of colleagues around the country. In 1996, the organization moved to 2121 N. 27th and was renamed Neighborhoods, Inc. Throughout its years of service, the organization has been a leader in community development.

It was among the first organizations in the nation to establish a homebuilding program for high school students, the first nonprofit organization in Nebraska to offer homebuyer education, and the first Nebraska organization to become a member of the national NeighborWorks Network.

In 2005, the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation began doing business as NeighborWorks America. At that time, Neighborhoods, Inc. became one of the first eight national affiliates approved to change its public name to fully reflect the NeighborWorks brand. On June 9, 2005, the organization began doing business as NeighborWorks Lincoln.

NeighborWorks Lincoln has since moved to our current location at 2240 Q Street.

Opening Doors in Our Community

NeighborWorks Lincoln is a non-profit organization dedicated to community revitalization through an active partnership of resident leaders, private businesses and public officials. We open doors for people to achieve their dreams of home ownership and for others who desire a safe and attractive neighborhood.

I love NeighborWorks! I love my NW clients and I love telling people who do not know about NeighborWorks what it is. We are lucky to have NW in Lincoln.

– Johanna Rhoads, Lincoln Realtor