Washington, D.C., May 29, 2013 – NeighborWorks America moved into its new national headquarters at 999 North Capitol Street, NE, in the NoMa neighborhood May 28. NeighborWorks employees celebrated the move by participating in a day of service at the nearby Walker Jones Education Campus on May 23. Staff helped to landscape and cultivate an urban farm while providing other services to support the campus, which includes a Pre-K-8 school, community center, and public library. NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities, supports a network of more than 235 nonprofits, located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Manna, Inc. is a NeighborWorks organization located in the District of Columbia.
“NeighborWorks America is looking forward to supporting and being part of our new community,” said NeighborWorks America CEO Eileen Fitzgerald. “The revitalization of NoMa and its surrounding communities reflects our mission. Just as we helped to revitalize the neighborhood where we’ve spent the last 27 years, we will help create a vibrant community in our new neighborhood. A first step to make that happen is engaging our staff with the community.”
“We are thrilled to welcome NeighborWorks and their community-minded employees to the NoMa neighborhood,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Business Improvement District. “NeighborWorks is yet another leading-edge institution to move its flagship offices to NoMa.”
Notably, the new building is certified LEED Silver, and NeighborWorks America followed specific procedures to ensure the corporation earned a LEED Silver certification. The steps included energy and water use reduction; and using recycled content in materials, certified wood, and low-emitting materials for indoor air quality. NeighborWorks America and its member organizations are committed to sustainable business practices, resulting in substantial savings and improving lives for thousands of low- and moderate-income families
About NeighborWorks America
For 35 years, NeighborWorks America has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. To read more about NeighborWorks America, go to nw.org. To read more about NeighborWorks America’s “green” work, click here.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last seven years, private developers have invested more than $5 billion in the 35-block areas in the NoMa BID boundary, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. NoMa is now home to 45,000 daytime workers, with 4.5 million SF leased in the last 4.5 years. More than 3,900 apartments have been recently completed or are under construction. NoMa has 13 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in D.C., with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail, and access to nine Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free community events each year to connect friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
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