Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. Awarded NeighborWorks® Membership

June 3, 2013  |  Uncategorized

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. Awarded NeighborWorks® Membership

Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. Will Receive

National Affordable Housing Boost

Fort Smith, Arkansas –  Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc., announced its new membership in the national NeighborWorks® network. This significant achievement, which involved Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. meeting high organizational health and performance standards, enables the organization to gain access to a powerful battery of training, research, technical assistance and funding opportunities.

 “We are excited that CSCDC’s 35 years of housing experience are being joined with the 35 years of technical expertise that NeighborWorks America has.  Together, we can do more than we ever thought possible.”, said Mark Whitmer, Executive Director of CSCDC.  “Being a member of NeighborWorks America means our organization is top of the line and we are ready to utilize NeighborWorks assistance to do great things in Arkansas.”

CSCDC mission is to make improvements for low income families and the communities in which they live with the final goal for our clients being self-sufficiency.  CSCDC has been incorporated since 1965, but has been working in housing since 1978.  In just the past two years CSCDC has done significant work in housing:  We provided homeownership education and counseling to more than 2000 families, helping many of them buy their first homes.  We helped over 270 households make emergency or energy efficiency repairs to their homes. This year alone, we have placed 60 literally homeless families into housing of their own.  We provide financial management classes, homebuyer education, and default counseling empowering our clients to make sustainable housing decisions.