A Letter from the Vice President of the Board
2021 was a special year as the NNRO launched into new initiatives like our new Owner-Occupied Repair Program for low income seniors and a Community Land Trust (CLT) to ensure that affordable homeownership opportunities remain available in the neighborhood. We also finished the renovation of the Firehouse after a long pause during the pandemic!
Our board President from the South Bend Clinic, Lisa Wine did a terrific job leading us forward through a transition year that included restarting the City of South Bend Neighborhood Plan process and our longstanding goal to complete two final affordable homes in the Triangle.
The financial support of Mayor James Mueller and the City of South Bend along with our other funding partners was crucial to building and selling more affordable homes in 2021. We are very proud of our neighborhood advocacy efforts during the year that witnessed the opening of Trader Joe’s and a new Robinson Community Learning Center.
As we look forward in 2022, we are thankful for the assistance of South Bend Heritage as we will begin construction on two CLT homes and new resident economic empowerment and wellness initiatives. Please enjoy the highlights from an impactful 2021 for the NNRO. Our efforts noted in this report would not be possible without your generous financial and volunteer support .