ABOUT USOur History & Purpose

Our History

The Bronx Neighborhood Housing Services (Bronx NHS) was incorporated in 1982 as NHS of the North Bronx.  At that time, NHS’s focus was to help homeowners improve their homes and neighborhoods through rehabilitation lending. Later, to meet increased demand, we began providing services to help residents achieve first-time home ownership, culminating in the launch of the Bronx’s first Homeownership Center in 2010, offering a full range of pre and post purchase services.  In 2016, we changed our name to The Bronx NHS CDC, Inc. as part of our restructuring efforts o better serve the community.  We are transitioning from a 32 years partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC) to an independent community-based organization.  As part of this transition, we are in the process of launching in collaboration with our local Community Board 12, a community needs assessment with the participation of hundreds of residents.  The needs assessment will result in the development of a three year strategic plan.

Since 1982, NHS’s efforts have assisted over 40,000 residents, and stimulated over $300 million in public and private investment.  Our in-house rehabilitation specialists have facilitated 5,000 home inspections, conducted over 1,200 home repair units, counseled over 2,500 families in home ownership and have placed over 1,500 low and moderate income families into homes.  On average, NHS reaches over 2,500 potential and existing homeowners through our innovative programs per year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to revitalize our communities and address emerging needs while empowering residents to achieve self-sufficiency.

Impact Of Work

NHS is a community-based organization providing services throughout New York City, with targeted impact in the Bronx. In our ongoing effort to build strong communities, we are led by local residents and guided by local needs. NHS is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America, a national not-for-profit network of 235 organizations across the country.

Our Focus

  • Financial Capabilities including: Financial Fitness, Financial Coaching, Education and Counseling, First Time Homebuyer and Homeownership Education and Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, Loss Mitigation and Short Sale Facilitation.
  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership Preservation through education, lending and housing development including: the development and sale of affordable housing, home maintenance training, NYSERDA Loans and Energy & Green Initiatives, emergency repair and home renovation loans.
  • Resident Leadership and Community Building through awareness campaigns, community organizing, and leadership development programs.

Products To Meet Your Needs

To help New York City residents, we provide a full-range of Homeownership Promotion and Preservation programs that include: pre and post purchase education and counseling and subject-specific seminars such as, Homebuyers’ Clubs; Financial Fitness; Landlord Education; Foreclosure Prevention; and the Home Maintenance Training Program.

Our Values

Integrity and Fairness
Embracing and respecting diversity
Open, honest communications
Responsive, respectful customer service
Resident leadership
Empowerment through education
A working environment in which employees are accountable, respected and appreiated