Neighborhood Studies

Malone/Hawley Neighborhood Study

The NeighborWorks Lincoln office is located within the historic overlapping neighborhoods, Malone and Hawley. As our “home neighborhood”, the Malone/Hawley area has been a primary focus area with our programs for over 30 years. In the last 10 years alone, NeighborWorks has completed at least 55 real-estate development projects and has helped dozens of first-time homebuyers find home in this area. In addition to promoting local businesses along North 27th Street, assisting with community clean-ups, and growing resident leadership, community builders have held multiple neighborhood celebrations and hosted historic home tours in Malone/Hawley. The area is also home to the Hawley Hamlet, large garden and pollinator landscape covering a square block. The Hawley Hamlet is maintained by neighborhood residents and originally began as a NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute project.

In 2019, NeighborWorks Lincoln Community Builders began a series of studies to measure the impact of our efforts. The organization was awarded the Strategy and Impact Demonstration and Community Impact Measurement grants, supporting our Community Builders to assess a variety of neighborhood conditions, including property values, area demographics/economics, real estate transactions, physical conditions, and resident opinions. 180 Malone/Hawley residents responded to a door-to-door resident survey, and the condition of every residential structure in the neighborhood was evaluated. With support from Enquire Research and NeighborWorks America, NeighborWorks Lincoln presents the results from our study.

Click here to view the recording of the live PowerPoint presentation.

Click here to download the Malone/Hawley Neighborhood Study Infographic 

Impact Video Series

In addition to the Malone/Hawley studies, NeighborWorks worked with videographer Gabriella Parsons to capture neighborhood history, resident stories, and to convey NeighborWorks Lincoln’s impact in the area.

History and Impact Video Part 1
History and Impact Video Part 2

Clinton Neighborhood Study

NeighborWorks has worked extensively in the Clinton neighborhood. In addition to constructing new homes and providing rehab assistance to more than a dozen new homeowners, NeighborWorks has kept residents informed about Lincoln’s home improvement loan program, and connected residents with public leaders to resolve problems. NeighborWorks has also promoted local businesses along North 27th Street, assisted in community clean-ups and helped developed neighborhood leadership through the Community Engagement Initiative Program.

To understand impact of focused efforts in Clinton, NeighborWorks has completed a series of Community Impact Measurement (CIM) projects. Coordinated In the summer of 2017, 215 Clinton residents responded to a door-to-door resident satisfaction survey conducted by NeighborWorks Lincoln. The survey was part of the second round of extensive neighborhood studies in Clinton performed by NeighborWorks. The the first round of surveys were completed in 2013, to use as a baseline for comparing results over time. Both projects also included systematic observations of the physical conditions of blocks and selected buildings in the neighborhood.

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’m so thankful for this program and all the people that help make homeownership happen!! It’s been 5 years now [since I bought my home, but it] still feels like yesterday!

– Shauna I.
NeighborWorks Lincoln

NeighborWorks Lincoln