Buyer Success Stories

We are successful together.

NCST helps hundreds of communities by serving as the intermediary for property sales – more than $1.5 billion to-date – that transform and stabilize neighborhoods. Every one of these dollars is a direct investment in the strength of a community. Thanks to our local housing providers (buyers), approximately 25,000 properties have been returned to the community for rehab and affordable housing opportunities.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read these Buyer Success Stories and learn more about the important work accomplished.

  • Jacksonville, FL – Community Development Coalition Corporation (CDCC)

    The new owner-occupants of this home lived previously in a mobile home community, where they were charged only $350 per month for rent. Unfortunately, their landlord passed away and the mobile home community fell into ruin. However, the landlord’s children sold the units, and then generously used…

    Read More
  • Glen Burnie, MD – From House to Home, Inc.

    A young couple with two children are so excited to be living in this newly-renovated home. He is a veteran and first responder. She wrote a letter to From House to Home, Inc., the NCST community buyer, and said this Maryland home is in the neighborhood she…

    Read More
  • Zion, IL – KeySay

    Jose and his wife, who are expecting their first child, have taken the step from renting to homeownership with the help of NCST community buyer, KeySay, the NSI First Look program, and Jose’s father. Jose wanted to live close to his Father, and they now do in…

    Read More
  • Westland, MI – New Hope Community Development

    This home in Westland, MI, received more than $40,000 in rehab before being sold to an owner-occupant. The kitchen was remodeled, including new ceramic tile, cabinets, and paint, and the living room was freshly painted and a new ceramic tile entryway installed. The bedrooms had numerous updates…

    Read More
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County – Levittown, PA

    Twenty years ago, Omar came to the U.S. with $20 in his pocket. Seven years and lots of paperwork later, his wife joined him. They have since built a family with four boys, the youngest of whom has Downs Syndrome. Omar works at a local factory earning…

    Read More
  • Lake Worth, FL – R.E.A.C.H.

    Our community buyer, R.E.A.C.H., met a 68-year old veteran through a local source familiar with their program. They interviewed him and learned he is 100% disabled from PTSD and had never owned a home. He wanted to live in the historic “alphabet streets” of Lake Worth as…

    Read More
  • Port Huron, MI – Port Huron Neighborhood Housing Corp.

    The Port Huron Neighborhood Housing Corp., a Michigan non-profit, purchased this property through the NSI First Look program. They spent more than $60,000 to renovate this home and then offered it for sale at five-percent under the appraised value. The new owner occupants are a family of…

    Read More
  • Baltimore, MD – From House to Home

    A first-time homebuyer who works full-time, is a volunteer firefighter, and is only 24 years-old, is the new owner occupant of this Baltimore home that was acquired and rehabbed by NCST community buyer, From House to Home, through the NSI First Look program. The new owner, who…

    Read More
  • Taylor, MI – New Hope Community Development

    This 1,200 square foot home in Taylor, MI, has three bedrooms and one bathroom, and was originally built in 1954. New Hope Community Development purchased this home through the NSI First Look program. The new owner occupants, who are under 80% AMI, had searched for a home,…

    Read More
  • Baltimore, MD – Hogar Hispano, Northeast

    Hogar Hispano, Northeast Region, purchased this property through the NSI First Look program. “This neighborhood has been in decline and there are vacant houses in the area,” said Max Cabellos, Operations Manager for Hogar Hispano. “However, through the NSI program and other CRA programs this neighborhood is…

    Read More