NCS of Barberton, Inc. revitalizes our community by promoting home ownership, housing rehabilitation and targeted neighborhood improvements.
We are a locally owned non-profit housing program dedicated to revitalizing Barberton neighborhoods. NCS works in neighborhoods to stem decline and upgrade Barberton housing stock. It is our goal to assist neighborhoods in restoring their vitality.
To stabilize our housing, increase property values, create neighborhood pride and to create neighborhoods in Barberton where people choose to live.
Working initially in targeted neighborhoods, we offer low interest loans to homeowners to repair and improve their homes. We also help to organize residents who not only fix their properties but to encourage others to promote their neighborhood as a desirable place to live. In 1996, NCS expanded its service City wide to assist residents with emergency loans for code violations and serious repairs. By mid 1998, NCS and the Barberton Community Foundation created a joint agreement to increase our loan programs city wide and to include a broader income population. To date, NCS has leveraged and invested over $18,000,000.00 into Barberton's neighborhoods. Through our First Time Homebuyer program, down payment assistance, and new construction projects we have helped create 140 new homeowners in the city. Our Paint Your Heart Out program has painted 179 homes for senior citizens and disabled families and provided volunteers to complete the projects. The Housewarming Program is now in it's 25th year and has provided free insulation, furnace repair/replacement and energy conservation education to over 25,000 homes in the City of Barberton and Summit County. Our success is based upon our unique partnership of businesses and City officials as well as residents working together to implement revitalization strategies.