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NNA Committees

The following Committees are open to any staff or board member of an NNA member organization.


External Policy

The External Policy Committee works to link our members’ expertise in housing and community development to national housing policy makers.  This committee strives to create meaningful impact on policy and federal appropriations through:

  1. pro-active education on the process and impact of advocacy to all our stakeholders;
  2. the promotion of the value and effectiveness of the NeighborWorks® Network; and
  3. advocacy for strategic resources and programmatic support to ensure financial viability and successful outcomes. 

Internal Policy

The Internal Policy Committee works to inform and shape NeighborWorks® America policies and resource allocation to the benefit of the membership.  The committee works to be the voice and advocate of the NeighborWorks® Network organizations to NeighborWorks® America.  Recent projects include: 

  1. formation of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to provide input to NeighborWorks America in the development of NeighborWorks Compass and other technology issues
  2. provided network input on the selections of CEO and COO of NeighborWorks America, as well as internal processes and protocols that impact all NeighborWorks organizations
  3. involvement in the formation and evaluation of the NeighborWorks America strategic plan, as well as assisting in identifying new Network affiliations. 

Lending Committee

NNA's Lending Committee was created to create a peer-to-peer sharing space to our members who are involved in providing lending to their communities.  The NNA Lending Committee’s work explores lending capital pools, including regional and national opportunities; collaborating with NeighborWorks America to provide a tool box of lending best practices, including replicable policies and procedures as well as the information on the formation of a lending line of business. The committee also addresses various lending-specific regulations and proposed rules affecting our networking including the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Qualified Mortgages (QM), FHFA, HUD, and GSEs.