On June 10th, 2016, HDF staff volunteered at New Covenant Center in Stamford, kicking off a week-long celebration of neighborhood revitalization activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week.
During NeighborWorks Week (June 4-11), HDF and other NeighborWorks organizations across the country mobilized tens of thousands of residents, business people and government officials in a week of neighborhood change and awareness
“HDF is proud to be a member of the NeighborWorks Network, and we’re excited to volunteer in our ‘hometown’ of Stamford for a great organization serving a real need in our community.” said HDF President and CEO Joan Carty. Throughout the day, HDF staff members stocked and organized the food pantry, packaged toiletries, cleaned windows, helped prepare lunch, and served NCC’s lunch guests.
New Covenant Center opened in 1978 as a soup kitchen “to help the neediest in greater Stamford meet the most basic need for food in a dignified and respectful environment.” NCC is one of the largest soup kitchens in Connecticut and the only one in the area open 365 days per year, providing three meals daily. They operate one of the largest food pantries in the state and the largest in Stamford. Find out more at http://www.newcovenantcenter.org/.
HDF is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of more than 240 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The NeighborWorks network is supported by NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.
The Housing Development Fund, Inc was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to finance the development of affordable housing in Stamford, CT. HDF provides financing for developers of affordable housing, downpayment assistance loans for first time homebuyers and free homeownership counseling services to homebuyers.