Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization

Working to create a shared neighborhood.

Since 2000, the Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) has been a catalyst in the transformation of the Northeast Neighborhood. In the past decade, the Northeast Neighborhood has seen intensive revitalization, with population growth and owner-occupied housing. The NNRO has helped stabilize critical sections of the neighborhood for residential and commercial investment.

This progress has been made possible through the generous support of NNRO Funding Partners including City of South Bend, South Bend Clinic, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Oaklawn, Beacon Health System, and the University of Notre Dame, as well as neighborhood residents who generously give their time and talent. The NNRO Board of Trustees has evolved to include a diverse group of organizations and residents that reflects the positive change and growth happening throughout the neighborhood and larger community.

The NNRO is staffed by South Bend Heritage, serving as the operational manager and performing administrative, development, programmatic, and technical support on behalf of the NNRO. 

2018 Annual Report
NNRO 2.0 Strategic Plan

A Letter from the President of the Board

Dear Friends,
Another incredible year of growth has passed in the Northeast Neighborhood! It is always so impressive to see the continuous progress happening in the neighborhood with support from so many community partners and neighborhood residents. We are thrilled to be celebrating many great accomplishments from 2018, and look forward to many more in 2019.

One of our largest projects in 2018 included working toward the major goal of securing $250,000 to rehabilitate the historic Firehouse #7 on Notre Dame Ave. The building has been used as a community space and a neighborhood food pantry for many years, and, given its historic nature and landmark status in the neighborhood, the NNRO is proud to pursue a campaign to save this wonderful building. Thank you to all of our major donors who are helping to make the renovations possible: Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, 1st Source Bank, Wells Fargo, the Florence V Carroll Charitable Trust, and the many generous individual and corporate donors.

We are also excited about the accomplishments of the Triangle Neighborhood over the past year. In partnership with the South Bend Housing Authority and City of South Bend, Department of Community Investment, we were able to have our first Housing Authority homeowner move into her new home in 2018. We look forward to building two more homes with Housing Authority clients in 2019.

We couldn’t do this work without the dedication of the residents of the Northeast Neighborhood. We are especially excited to be working directly with residents on the new Robinson Community Learning Center. Additionally, we continue to maintain our commitment to creating more affordable housing throughout the neighborhood to foster a diverse, shared neighborhood that is open and welcoming to all. We look forward to seeing the growth of the neighborhood continue into 2019.

Tim Sexton

tim sexton, nnro board president

CURRENT projects

historic firehouse #7

The Historic Firehouse 7 Campaign is a group of individuals who have joined together to preserve a neighborhood asset and anchor in the community. 

703 St Louis Blvd

A brand new home is being constructed at 703 St Louis Ave. This home will be available for purchase in 2020 for qualified buyers.