Community Stabilization and Foreclosure Prevention
September 23, 2010 3-4:30 p.m.
Room: Maryland B
NeighborWorks is known for its efforts to create opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities. This session presents the latest innovations in community stabilization and foreclosure prevention through both national and local lenses. Participants will learn effective practices in training foreclosure counselors; conducting public outreach, educational and awareness campaigns; maintaining sustainable programs in cities and states with high foreclosure rates; and providing post-foreclosure and neighborhood stabilization solutions.
- Sarah Greenberg, NeighborWorks - Moderator
Sarah Greenberg is the senior manager for Community Stabilization at NeighborWorks America in Washington, DC. In this position, she supports NeighborWorks organizations throughout the country in their efforts to stabilize and revitalize communities struggling with the negative impacts of the foreclosure crisis. Sarah was hired to bring a renewed focus to housing rehabilitation programs in the NeighborWorks network and to promote green building techniques in housing rehabilitation. She works with both internal and external partners to prevent neighborhood decline through the efficient disposition of real estate recaptured by financial institutions through foreclosure. Sarah is an expert on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and she also manages NeighborWorks America's work with the National Community Stabilization Trust. Sarah has ten years of experience in community development and came to NeighborWorks from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has a Masters degree in Community Planning with specializations in Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland.
- Chris Krehmeyer, Beyond Housing
Chris Krehmeyer is executive director of Beyond Housing in St. Louis, Missouri and has been actively involved in the field of family housing and community development in a variety of capacities since 1986. He has served in that capacity since 1993 and has led the organization through a name change, helped spin off a not-for-profit property management company and guided the organization through a successful merger. Beyond Housing currently has 45 full time employees, a budget of $5 million and controls assets worth over $12 million. Chris currently sits on a variety of board including the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines’ Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Economic Development Advisory Committee, United Way of Greater St. Louis Admissions Committee and both Washington University and University of Missouri’s Not-For-Profit programs. He was recently named the Ethical Humanist of the Year for 2003 by the St. Louis Ethical Society.
- Roy Nash, NeighborWorks Waco
Roy Nash is president & CEO of NeighborWorks® Waco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting low- and moderate-income families in purchasing their first home in Waco and McLennan County as well as the multi-county region composing the Heart of Texas Council of Governments’ service area. Under Nash’s leadership since 2002, NeighborWorks® Waco has helped hundreds of families become homeowners, provided thousands of hours in homebuyer and credit counseling to families, and designed and built dozens of affordable homes in the Waco area. NeighborWorks® Waco is a member of the NeighborWorks® Network, a national network of nonprofit organizations that are successfully revitalizing neighborhoods, stabilizing homeownership and preserving affordable housing. Nash is the chairman of the Waco Housing Coalition and is also serving on the boards of the Heart of Texas Builders Association, the Texas Association of Builders and Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions. With more than 30 years of experience in the housing and building industries, Nash has spoken at housing and nonprofit management conferences both regionally and nationally.