|lend & homeownership|
|real estate development|
South Bend Heritage Foundation (SBHF) is a
not-for-profit community development corporation that was established in
July 1974 to help reverse the physical and social decline taking place in
South Bend’s urban neighborhoods.
SBHF’s earliest work involved the preservation of
historic homes and creating a national historic district in the West
Washington neighborhood. Other projects included rehabilitating homes for
resale, house moves, and operating a loan fund that helped over 35 owners
restore their homes.
Since 1992, SBHF has created (and managed) more than 275
affordable rental-housing units. SBHF’s commercial projects have also
spurred new retail and office activity in the inner city.
Education & Advocacy, Homeownership & Foreclosure Prevention
Lending Enterprise for Neighborhood
Development (LEND) became an important component of SBHF’s effort in
developing affordable homes within the urban community. LEND a non-profit
corporation owned by SBHF provides technical assistance to to home buyers.
In 2002 SBHF became a chartered member
of the Neighborhood Reinvestment (NR) NeighborWorks® network.