May 31, 2012

NHS Receives the Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Historic Preservation Commission of Kansas City, MO unanimously voted to award NHS the Dr. George Ehrlich Achievement in Preservation Award. Each May the City of Kansas City, Missouri recognizes the efforts of businesses and individuals who have made contributions to the historic built environment. Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City Inc. is the first non profit to be recognized with this honor.

The award was presented to recognize the work done at 3640 Tracy in the historic Squier Park neighborhood. This project rehabilitated a turn of the century Victorian style home. The project included a new roof, exterior and interior paint, refinishing of hardwood floors, updating the kitchen and baths, HVAC, electric wiring and plumbing, replacement of sidewalk, stonework, and a new front porch.

The new homeowners were the first applicants under the NHS Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Chris Baker and Johnathon Bish worked with the NHS NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center to prepare for the purchase of their first home. “We were very excited to be able to move in,” said Johnathon Bish. “NHS did a great job, and we were able to buy a great house in a fantastic neighborhood.”

“What was so great for me was to win this award for a project that we did with federal funds” stated Mark Stalsworth, President/CEO of NHS. “The homebuyers, the neighborhood and the staff of both the City Housing Department and EDC all share in this honor. All of these projects are group efforts.”

Neighborhood Housing Services is a NeighborWorks® Charter Member, and is located at 5835 Neighborhood Housing Services is a NeighborWorks® Charter Member, and is located at 5835 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Its mission is to revitalize and maintain urban neighborhoods as vibrant areas that attract people who value diversity, historic architecture, security and community.