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Located in the heart of Compton at 1051 West Rosecrans Avenue, the Compton Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) is part of the NHS Sustainable Communities Initiative – a comprehensive push towards holistic and sustainable place making and community development.
The CSC project began in early 2014 when NHS was first shown the abandoned grocery store shell nestled in the heart of Compton In the building’s tired walls, NHS saw the chance to fill in the final piece of the puzzle. NHS envisioned a place that put health, housing, employment, conservation, entrepreneurship and public safety resources all under one roof. MHS imagined a building in bright colors, surrounded by green space and gardens where folks could simply come pick the food they needed.
Two and a half years later, that vision has become a reality.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS) is a community lender and neighborhood revitalization corporation. NHS has catapulted from a small local housing agency to the largest, non-profit affordable homeownership provider in Southern California. NHS is part of the national NeighborWorks network. Fueled by passion and determination, the staff and volunteers are committed to revitalizing communities, building stronger neighborhoods and helping families of modest means actualize their dream of homeownership and building a better quality of life. NHS provides Financial Education & Counseling, Affordable Mortgage Lending, Mission Driven Real Estate Services, Construction Project Management Services, Neighborhood Revitalization & Advocacy.
Since 1984, NHS has developed and rehabilitated over 27,000 housing and commercial units, placed 4.8 million families on the road to homeownership, created 255 block clubs, employed over 265 neighborhood youth, and invested more than $8.5 billion back into some of Los Angeles County’s toughest neighborhoods.
In addition to the Center for Sustainable Communities, NHS has the following development projects underway:
There’s a new vegetable and fruit garden in Compton, a city where healthy food options have often been limited. Gordon Tokumatsu reports on the NBC4 News at 3pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Click to See News Segment Video
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It was harvest time for the 22 raised beds that constitute the garden at NHS’ Center for Sustainable Communities in Compton, CA. The garden is a part of NHS’ urban agriculture program and is a part of a larger effort over the last 20+ years...
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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by Pacific Coast Regional Corporation is part of a nationwide SBDC program that partners with federal and private entitles to provide small business owners access to free management consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and other valuable business resources.
The national SBDC program assists more than 1.3 million businesses through over 950 Service Centers every year. The SBDC hosted by PCR is among the top 10 funded networks in the country. Some of the areas that SBDC Business Advisors can assist with include:
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Metro Community Development Corporation staff each have over 25 years experience ministering, partnering and implementing numerous youth and family development programs in the City of Compton and throughout Los Angeles County.
After years of working alongside the urban church across Los Angeles, we came together to focus on the city in which we live. We are a team of professionals, ministers, lay leaders and community members dedicated to loving and serving our city; we have a vision to see Compton transformed.
Some of the programs we offer are:
The CSC will bring programs and services to an area that needs them most. Your membership will ensure that we continue to provide great programming for years to come.
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