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Historic Investment In Latino Communities Creates Jobs, Revives Homes, Stabilizes Neighborhoods

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SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) and NALCAB--National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders announced today that they have invested a total of 137 million dollars into predominantly Latino communities that have been hard hit by foreclosures. This effort has successfully restored neighborhoods and stabilized communities in eight states and the District of Columbia.

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The initial investment of funds came from a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is the largest grant ever targeted by the federal government to predominantly Latino communities. See NSP2 overview infographic.

"Not only have we completed our task ahead of schedule and with the highest level of accountability, our market-based approach is generating revenues that we are reinvesting in these communities that were devastated during the recession," said Edmundo Hidalgo, CEO of CPLC in AZ.

"We are pleased with the NSP2 program results to date, but there is much more work to be done. We are committed to rebuilding our communities and contributing to the resurgence of the American economy," said Noel A. Poyo, Executive Director, NALCAB in TX.

Watch the video examples of the NSP2 program and its outcomes.

Background

In February 2010, through a highly competitive process, the Obama Administration awarded $137 million under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to CPLC, Inc., acting as the lead applicant for a national consortium of high capacity, nonprofit affordable housing developers, to revitalize neighborhoods that had been negatively impacted by foreclosure and abandoned properties.

The members of this consortium, all members of the NALCAB network, are anchor institutions in their communities and provide bilingual and bicultural services. This award recognized not only the demographic growth of Latinos, but also the extent to which Latinos have been disproportionately affected by the foreclosure crisis.

NSP2 is a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Administration.NSP2 objectives are to:

-- Purchase and rehabilitate homes and residential properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed. -- Stimulate local economies by purchasing, renovating, and selling real estate in local communities. -- Stabilize housing values while improving neighborhood conditions. -- Establish financing mechanisms for homebuyers interested in purchasing -- NSP2 rehabilitated properties. -- Establish land banks for homes and vacant properties that have been foreclosed or abandoned.

Below is the list of the participating NSP2 partners:

Organization Target Area Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Maricopa County and Santa Cruz, AZ Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. Hidalgo County, McAllen, TX Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Brownsville, TX El Paso Affordable Housing CUSO El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM Tierra del Sol Housing Development Corporation El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM Yes Housing, Inc. Albuquerque, NM CHISPA The cities of Salinas, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield, King City, Hollister, CA New Economics for Women Areas of Los Angeles and San Fernando, CA (San Fernando Valley) Community Resources and Housing Suburban and rural counties in Development Corporation Colorado Del Norte Neighborhood Development Corporation Denver, CO Mi Casa, Inc. Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Norris Square Civic Association Philadelphia, PA The Resurrection Project Chicago, IL

Contact: Hilda Bustos (210) 227-1010 ext. 1011Mobile (210) 215-4031Maria Jesus CervantesDirect (602) 257-6705 Mobile (602) 622-5502 Video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58956-cplc-nalcab-invest-in-foreclosure-hit-latino-communities-hud-grant Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121101/MM04055-INFOPRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.comNALCAB



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