Who We Are
Established in 1996, Neighborhood Associates Corporation (NAC) is a nonprofit whose mission is to advance community driven neighborhoods that are safe, green, healthy, and prosperous. Community development requires ongoing support of residents beyond just the physical development. A prime source of inspiration for our approach to community-building stems from the recommendations of Repairing the Breach: Key Ways to Support Family Life, Reclaim Our Streets, and Rebuild Civil Society in America's Communities and the work of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University.
NAC is evolving into a unique organization which is working to develop creative actions-based solutions to issues that are our great concern to residents and families in America's urban communities. This kind of thinking is catalyzed through problem-based solutions that focus on public kinship and asset-based initiatives. NAC is an equal member of a unique association which includes housing developer Telesis Corporation, property manager CT Group. Together, we form Neighborhood Partners LLC (NPLLC) serving 6,000 residents living in 10 urban housing communities nationwide.
As the nonprofit in NPLLC, NAC supports community-building efforts during and after development by:
1) Providing capacity-building support to communities
2) Procuring grants and developing programs
3) Helping to establish independent tenant associations
4) Supporting the training of Community Coordinators hired by CT Group
Telesis Corporation has led multi-million-dollar; multi-partner redevelopments of mixed and low-income housing apartments across the country that are well-built, beautiful, and consonant with the values and aspirations of existing residents.
CT Group continues Telesis’ efforts by honoring agreements made with the community during the development process and in allocating modest revenue streams to support Community Centers and hire full-time Resident Services and Community Coordinators.