For the past 15 years, NEAR has worked with Near East residents and partner organizations to spur the renewal of our neighborhoods. We serve as the community’s leader in residential development, from renovating historic homes to developing affordable housing opportunities like St. Clair Senior Apartments.

It’s important to our organization that our mission, values, and priorities reflect those of our community. To make sure that’s the case, our bylaws require two-thirds of our Board of Directors to live or work in the Near East, and more than half must be a resident here. In addition, the majority of our Board of Directors must be minorities or women.

Visit our Mission and History pages to learn more about our organization.

Visit our Initiatives page to see past projects and what we are currently doing to encourage and inspire growth in our neighborhoods.