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Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.

NeighborWorks America

Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc., (SMHA), is a charter member of NeighborWorks ®, a national network of more than 235 nonprofit organizations operating in over 4,400 communities. 

SMHA and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, Inc. are the only two Louisiana chartered members. NeighborWorks ® America is a national nonprofit organization That Provides financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. 

To date, NeighborWorks America has assisted nearly 850,000 families With Their housing needs. Much of this success is Achieved through the NeighborWorks Network of more than 235 community Development Organizations working in 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 

To Qualify for membership in the NeighborWorks network, Organizations must exhibit high standards in all areas of operations Their program, Maintain financial resources to support the work of the organization, and excellence in leadership.