Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.Near Northwest Neighborhood Community Center Capital Improvements
Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.
Near Northwest Neighborhood Community Center Capital Improvements
The Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc. (NNN) is a diverse, non-profit community organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the near northwest neighborhood in South Bend. Their mission is to provide affordable housing to low-to-moderate income households, organize and empower community residents, and foster an inclusive community that values diversity while promoting the neighborhood’s interests.
The NNN Community Center building contains the organization’s offices, much-needed community meeting and event rooms, retail space, (5) 1-BR affordable apartments, and 2 parking lots. The original space was renovated in 1997, then expanded with the acquisition and renovation of an adjacent storefront in 2012-2014. The Center has served the community well for the past 25 years, but the building is now in need of a variety of repairs, including a new flat roof, tuckpointing, painting, upgrades to security, AV, and energy efficiency systems, and repaving/striping of the two parking lots.
The NNN submitted a grant request to the Foundation for this capital project with the goal of extending the useful life of the building, without additional major repair, for the next ten to fifteen years. The Foundation, appreciative of the work being done through the Center for the good of the Near Northwest Neighborhood, provided a grant to assist with the improvements.