LaCasa is a nonprofit housing agency, with programs to help clients achieve financial stability, find a new home, prevent foreclosure, find affordable rentals, get home repair assistance, immigration counseling, and neighborhood engagement. LaCasa believes that every family deserves safe affordable housing!
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Bringing Neighbors Together
An initiative in Goshen neighborhoods is bringing a new perspective to the work of neighborhood associations. These local groups are typically made up of active neighbors who know each other and who work together to make their neighborhoods better places to live. As new neighbors move in, they are encouraged to join. However, when new neighbors have a different cultural background it can be hard for them to connect with the existing association.
LaCasa’s Community Engagement Specialist José Elizalde is working with association leaders to help them understand how best to incorporate new neighbors into their groups. At the same time Bienvenido Community Solutions Latino liaisons meet with new residents to help them understand how these groups work and what to expect when they attend meetings.