Beyond Housing: Commercial Loans and Community Success

Aug 28, 2008
  • Description

Across the 240 community-based organizations that are chartered members of the national NeighborWorks network, a growing number of programs offer commercial loans as a direct way to support entrepreneurs. With this inaugural edition of Beyond Housing, NeighborWorks showcases five stories from around the country that are testaments to the enormous impact that access to affordable capital for commercial enterprise can provide. From a $7,000 loan to a bi-lingual day care provider on Long Island, to a $35-million vision for a revitalized community in Kentucky, these stories reflect the diversity that has always fueled the strength of America's communities.