HAMILTON — The nonprofit Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton, Inc. was recently awarded a $159,000 grant from NeighborWorks America to promote and preserve affordable housing for residents of Butler County, and create or sustain jobs through local NeighborWorks-supported projects.

Lorie DiStaola, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services, said the grant will support the agency’s programs and services, including homebuyer education both pre- and post-purchase; foreclosure counseling; the acquisition and rehabbing of existing homes; and new construction of single-family homes and rental housing.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton, Inc. — a network organization of NeighborWorks America — is one of eight recipients of the new neighborhood development grants across Ohio totaling $1.9 million.

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