NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF GREATER BERKS INC
213 N FIFTH STREET, READING, PA 19601 www.nhsgreaterberks.org

Total Revenue
$2,109,203
Total Expenses
$1,791,167
Net Assets
$3,450,470

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICE OF GREATER BERKS IS TO FACILITATE AND PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES THAT WILL EXPAND HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF BERKS COUNTY.

TO FACILITATE AND PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES FOR ALL PEOPLE

REAL ESTATE AND REHABILITATION:THE ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO REMOVE BLIGHTED PROPERTIES THROUGH PURCHASE AND RENOVATION, WITH SUBSEQUENT RESALE TO FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS. IN ADDITION, THE ORGANIZATION ACTS AS A CONSULTANT TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATION OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS RUN BY OTHER ENTITIES. REAL ESTATE AND REHABILITATION CONSTRUCTS NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES ON A SCATTERED SITE BASIS OUTSIDE THE CITY FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS AND PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE HOME REPAIR PROGRAMS AND OPERATION FACELIFT.2018 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: WE PROVIDED 10 LOANS FOR HOME IMPROVEMENTS VIA OUR HIP PROGRAM TOTALING $211,615.

HOME OWNERSHIP CENTER: THE ORGANIZATION OFFERS ASSISTANCE THROUGH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS TO CLIENTS WHO ARE PREPARING TO BECOME HOMEOWNERS, AND OFFERS SEVERAL TYPES OF LOANS TO ASSIST FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS. THE PROGRAMS INCLUDE LENDING FOR HOME PURCHASE ASSISTANCE AND HOME REPAIRS, HOMEBUYER EDUCATION, AND BUDGET AND CREDIT COUNSELING.2018 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: THE HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER ASSISTED 113 BERKS FAMILIES TO BUY THEIR FIRST HOME, LENDING $1,439,775 IN HOP LOANS (DOWN PAYMENT AND CLOSING COST ASSISTANCE). OVER 400 FAMILIES BENEFITED FROM THE FASTRACK HOMEBUYER EDUCATION, PRE-CLOSING AND BUDGET/CREDIT COUNSELING (NOT INCLUDING FORECLOSURE SERVICES). OUR TOTAL HOP LOAN PORTFOLIO REMAINED STRONG RELATIVE TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY WITH 90-DAY DELINQUENTS AVERAGING 6.83% MONTH AND TOTAL DELINQUENCY OF 10.2% (BY $ VOLUME).

NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDING: THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES A NUMBER OF NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO EMPOWER THE RESIDENTS TO CONTROL THEIR ENVIRONMENT. DURING THIS YEAR, THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDED ASSISTANCE IN RUNNING RESIDENT MEETINGS, PROVIDING RESOURCES AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IT ASSISTS THE COMMUNITY IN GATHERING VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEAN-UPS AND REPAIR EFFORTS SUCH AS OPERATION RENOVATION.2018 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: OPERATION RENOVATION BROUGHT OUT 46 VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN-UP AND FIX-UP HOMES FOR CITY AND COUNTY VETERANS AT NO COST TO HOMEOWNERS. THERE WERE 1,120 VOLUNTEER HOURS AND THE ESTIMATED VALUE OF THE REPAIRS WAS $7,962.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Stephen T GieringerEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$91,484
Marlene BoydDIRECTOR1$0
Aaron D BoothDIRECTOR1$0
Judy Vas KorlisDIRECTOR1$0
Edgar CortezDIRECTOR1$0
Juan ZabalaDIRECTOR1$0
Pamela ShenkDIRECTOR1$0
John Ep SchmoyerDIRECTOR1$0
Glenn KeyAT LARGE MEMBER1$0
Turie SotzinTREASURER1$0
Beth A Bowers EsquireSECRETARY1$0
Carl TaylorASSISTANT TREASURER1$0
Marisol TorresVICE PRESIDENT1$0
Lucy CortezPRESIDENT1$0

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