Verizon Foundation Shines Volunteer Spotlight on Lisa Harrison

When Lisa Harrison volunteered with nonprofit Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (SpringfieldNHS) six years ago she had no idea she would be invited to sit on its board of directors and simultaneously be elected as president two years later.

The Springfield nonprofit transforms families and revitalizes communities through homeownership development, recycling of blighted properties and resident empowerment. This is done through credit counseling and home-ownership education for potential buyers; technical assistance to borrowers from loan intake to closing; flexible financing products that include property rehabilitation; technical assistance with property inspections and rehabilitation services; and post-purchase services that include foreclosure intervention.

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