Community Ventures, NeighborWorks America Partner to Strengthen Kentucky’s Underserved Communities

LEXINGTON, KY. (June 8, 2023) – During NeighborWorks Week, Community Ventures (CV) and NeighborWorks America (NeighborWorks) partner to strengthen Kentucky’s underserved communities by helping residents become homeowners.

During NeighborWorks Week, June 3- 10, CV joins 160 NeighborWorks network partners to celebrate our collective efforts to support homeowners and create thriving communities. This year’s NeighborWorks Week theme focuses on “Empowering Communities for Success.”

“Through the years, NeighborWorks America has been an integral part of Community Ventures’ mission to make our clients’ dreams a reality,” said Brenda Weaver, President of Housing and Lending for Community Ventures. “Their ongoing support ensures that those who need assistance to become successful homeowners get it and allows Community Ventures to play a role in revitalizing neighborhoods that have fallen victim to out-migration.”

NeighborWorks has been a key partner of CV for decades. Its support enables CV to help

low-to-moderate-income families become homeowners by providing homebuyer education through CV’s eHome America program. The funds provided by NeighborWorks also bolster CV’s Virtual Counseling Center, which offers one-on-one HUD-approved homebuyer education to connect prospective homebuyers with down payment assistance or affordable mortgage products that require HUD-approved counseling. 

“When organizations committed to community service unite to achieve a common goal, true community development happens, and NeighborWorks Week recognizes the importance of this kind of collaboration,” said Community Venture’s eHome Network President, Milt Sharp. “I am grateful to NeighborWorks for supporting Community Ventures’ efforts to equip prospective homeowners with the tools necessary to be successful.”

Thanks to the support of NeighborWorks, CV also continues to assist Western Kentucky home and small-business owners in rebuilding and recovering from the devastating tornadoes that struck the region in December 2021 by employing a Disaster Recovery Specialist, Tammy Nesler.

CV’s ongoing partnership with NeighborWorks supports essential training, professional development, foreclosure prevention programs, and efforts to revitalize disinvested neighborhoods.

To learn more about Community Ventures’ efforts to support homeownership, visit

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