Community Development Conference Coming to LA Feb 24-28

Playa Vista, CA

Playa Vista, CA

From PRNewswire, by NeighborWorks America:

A $10 million boost is coming to the Los Angeles economy when more than 2,000 community development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI) Feb. 24-28. The conference is hosted by NeighborWorks America, a national, Congressionally chartered nonprofit that creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.

This is the third time that NeighborWorks America has brought its NTI to Los Angeles during the past four years. Los Angeles is a proven incubator of successful community development ideas, leading the way in expanding homeownership by providing down payment assistance programs and joining with NeighborWorks America to protect buyers by launching the Loan Scam Alert campaign in October 2009.

More than 235 organizations -- located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico -- belong to the NeighborWorks network. In addition, NeighborWorks America provides training to community-development professionals from more than 3,000 organizations annually. The training institute is open to professionals working in community development, housing, real estate and related fields, both nonprofit and for-profit.

The NeighborWorks organizations that serve Los Angeles are Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County, LTSC Community Development Corporation (Little Tokyo Service Center), and A Community of Friends. You can find other NeighborWorks organizations that serve California here.  

For more information about NeighborWorks America, and to register for the training institute, visit