KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept 25, 2012) – Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Inc. (NHS) is pleased to announce the purchase of 616 E 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO through the support and partnership of NeighborWorks® America, Bank Midwest, and H&R Block Foundation. Renovations will begin shortly to accommodate the NHS offices on the 2nd floor of the two story building. A portion of the 2nd floor and the lower level will be rented to retail and professional tenants.
Our permanent location is in the 49/63 Neighborhood. In 1974 when we were founded, our first neighborhood partner was 49/63, and it is especially appropriate that we return to this location as we prepare to move NHS into our next phase of becoming a regional organization.
In the past few years, NHS has been able to expand services from the urban core to also include north of the river, Blue Springs, Independence, Grandview and most recently, Johnson County. To support this increase, staffing has also grown by 25%.
This is another big step forward for NHS as we continue to expand our programs and services to more areas in the KC metro area. This acquisition will help us continue to stabilize our cash flow and we are excited about being part of the revitalization of the 63rd St. corridor near Brookside.
NHS is a community development corporation with a focus on home ownership services including home buyer education classes, mortgages, and minor home repair assistances. NHS is also a NeighborWorks® Chartered member, currently located at 616 E. 63rd St. Suite 200., Kansas City, MO 64110. NHS’ mission is to revitalize and maintain urban neighborhoods as vibrant areas that attract people who value diversity, historic architecture, security and community.
If you would like to assist with supporting the programs and services offered by NHS, please send donations to the NHS offices. Please visit www.nhsofkcmo.org for more information about specific programs and services.