National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Homeownership Network (NHN)

Address: 

1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Description of the agency: 

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations (CBOs) reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

Founded in 1968, NCLR is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCLR serves all Hispanic subgroups across the country and has operations in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Antonio, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The NCLR Homeownership Network

The NCLR Homeownership Network (NHN) is the largest family of community based organizations working together to empower Latino wealth building through homeownership by developing effective, efficient programs which blend research, advocacy and direct consumer counseling. The NHN is comprised of 44 sub-grantee organizations. The NHN assists over 64,000 households annually, providing a variety of housing counseling options to community members such as pre-purchase, foreclosure prevention, rental counseling and homeless counseling.

Application Process: 

Each NHN affiliate is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations are incorporated into the NHN based on an annual application process that evaluates the following criteria: ability to implement the NCLR program model, client demand for bilingual/bicultural services, capacity to manage a sophisticated program, demonstrated understanding of the needs of the Latino community, and having a bilingual counselor on staff. As part of the vetting process the agency is submitted to our proprietary ONWARD® Organizational Assessment, to ensure sound delivery systems and full compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Once incorporated, NHN agencies become eligible to receive operating grants and technical assistance. For more information, please contact Victor Burrola, NHN Director at vburrola@nclr.org

Contact Information or for more information: 

Victor Burrola
NCLR Homeownership Director
vburrola@nclr.org