North East Housing Initiative NEHI. Building Communities One Home at a Time


Community Land Trust Management

NEHI is a nonprofit corporation that develops and stewards affordable housing, community gardens, civic buildings, commercial spaces and other community assets on behalf of a community. "CLTs" balance the needs of individuals to access land and maintain security of tenure with a community's need to maintain affordability, economic diversity and local access to essential services.

Stewardship Program

NEHI's Stewardship Program teach and enable Community Land Trust Homeowners to properly maintain their property by providing informational and physical resources, such as design and repair workshops as well as a tool library. NEHI's stewardship program help families transition into homeownership. The Stewardship Program will include: workshops on basic home repairs, access to lawn mowers and other basic tools. Organizer's work with homeowners to build community as a homeowner and work with families to be the best steward possible of their home. As problems arise with homeowners our organizers work to empower families with resources to resolve the problem.

Problems can range from trash collection to foreclosure. NEHI families have
higher rate of success with stewardship.

Home Buyer's Workshop

Homeownership workshops are a great place to start your home buying process. These free classes provide an overview – from understanding your credit report to preparing for a home closing. Attending a workshop and/or one-on-one counseling may be required in order to be eligible for certain closing cost assistance and grant down-payment programs. Our Home Buying Programs are administered by our strategic partner Belair Edison Neighborhoods