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NRS Housing initiative

our housing initiative

Our goal is to enrich the quality of life for our community. We revitalize our community by providing tools and knowledge necessary for homeownership. We turn vacant properties into homes and renters into homeowners. We also provide resources for home renovation. Homeownership and renovations increase economic assets and develop a sense of community by building pride, interest and concern for our neighborhoods.

We have several programs that meet our communities needs and help us reach our goals

Check us out and see our programs in action. Watch our highlight video to see what we do.

View our progress and see how we are doing. We are making great gains in our initiatives.

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Watch Us In Action

Making Homeowners Dreams Come True.

New Rising Star Community support partnered with other non-profit organizations to help empower the community through the renovation and up keep of homes.

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Our Programs

  • Keys 2 Home Ownership
    Keys 2 Home Ownership

    Keys to Homeownership will eliminate the confusion and uncertainty out of the homebuying process. It will get you ready to successfully handle your mortgage obligation. Whatever concerns you about buying a home, we get you ready to own your home.

    Details:
    Who: Anyone looking to own a home
    What: Financial Planning and Development
    Where: NRS Christian Family Life Center, 7400 London Ave, 35206
    When: 12 month program
    Why: Homeownership is key to wealth accumulation and stabilizing our community
    How: Partner with homebuyer and consumer education programs to help current and future homebuyers understand consumer finance 

  • HouseBuild
    HouseBuild

    HouseBuild supports neighborhood revitalization with owner-occupied affordable single family housing by building new homes and acquiring and rehabbing existing homes in the community for moderate to low income families.

    Details:
    Who: Anyone looking to own a home
    What: Acquire vacant homes and other real estate to build / rehab homes
    Where: Eastern area of Birmingham
    When: 12 month program
    Why: Make homeownership affordable and available for low to moderate income families
    How: Turn vacant properties into homes and renters into homeowners

  • HOUSEFIX
    HouseFix

    HouseFix supports neighborhood revitalization with affordable housing by providing information to homeowners concerning city, state, federal and other business, church and grant home repair and weatherization, mortgage and financial education programs.

    Details:
    Who: Anyone that owns a home
    What: Provide information to homeowners to repair their homes
    Where: NRS Christian Family Life Center, 7400 London Ave, 35206
    When: October - December
    Why: Make the community more liveable
    How: Home improvements as stipulated by grant guidelines

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Our STATISTICS

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City of Birmingham - Homeownership Rate,

2009-2013 Statistical Summation:

The city of Birmingham’s homeownership rate, 2009-2013, is 49%. The homeownership rate for the state of Alabama during the same period is 69.7%. Improving this statistic will stabilize our community.

  • Chart 1: US Homeownership Rate by Race
  • Chart 2: Birmingham Homeownership Rate by Race
  • Chart 3: Birmingham Overview

Our Programs & initiatives

  • Education

    Our goal is to make academic programs accessible for all from cradle to college. Education is the key to reducing poverty and providing hope for our community.

  • Workforce

    Our goal is to provide professional development and employment opportunities to reduce unemployment and underemployment in our target area.

  • Housing

    Our goal is to enrich the quality of life for our community.  We revitalize our community by providing tools and knowledge necessary for homeownership.

  • Senior

    Our goal is to provide services that alleviate the transportation limitations for our senior community. We help them to remain independent as we transport them for medical appointments, banking and shopping.

  • Wellness

    Our goal is to enrich the quality of life for our community by promoting healthy lifestyle choices. We offer free or low cost comprehensive health care, nutrition and physical fitness classes to meet the needs of our community.