9229 N. Fourth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
As an affiliate of John C. Lincoln Health Network, Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal (DMNR) is a community development corporation that facilitates the development of housing, neighborhoods and businesses in the geographical areas served by the Desert Mission.
Since our inception, Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal (DMNR) has partnered with state, city and private entities to identify the housing and infrastructure needs of the communities we serve. The core programs offered by the DMNR include housing counseling, owner-occupied home rehabilitation, infill affordable housing, and commercial development and redevelopment. We work in synergy with other Desert Mission programs.
DMNR has built 48 homes sold to first-time homebuyers with incomes below 80 percent of the median. One area has experienced an increase of 39 percent in the number of owner-occupied units, creating more community stakeholders. DMNR recently completed the sales of its latest affordable housing development consisting of 12 units of condominiums at 13th and Vogel avenues. DMNR also holds property for future development that will provide enough land for approximately 80 residential units.
Counselors provide one-on-one counseling to help families become educated consumers, who can determine whether and when homeownership is right for them. We also seek to help clients address financial and other barriers to homeownership such as credit, saving, budgeting, employment and establishing alternative forms of credit. All counselors are nationally trained and certified by NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC). Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal is an approved HUD counseling agency. Call 602-331-5833 for more information, or visit HUD.gov.
Become an informed consumer before making the largest purchase of your life. The Homebuyer Education class is HUD/FHA-approved and covers the home-buying process from A to Z in eight hours. This course helps families prepare for the purchase of a home. Monthly classes are scheduled at two different locations.
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Topics include the importance of good credit, how to shop for a loan, how to shop for a Realtor, the closing process and the responsibilities of home ownership, including home maintenance. To register, call 602-331-5833.
Home Purchase Assistance
Desert Mission Neighborhood Renewal helps individuals and families realize their dreams of homeownership by providing information on available home purchase assistance programs. Read about DMNR's purchase assistance programs, or call 602-331-5833 for more information.
DMNR provides services that help income-eligible homeowners with the maintenance of their homes, including replacing the roofing, installing new air conditioners or painting the home's exterior.
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To find out if you meet the income eligibility requirements for the programs listed above, please call DMNR at 602-331-5833.
DMNR provides leadership in the implementation of community-driven strategies for economic development, street safety and overall visual appeal in north Phoenix by introducing development resources and facilitating private/public partnerships.
Hatcher Road Project: A group of people representing a cross section of the community has been developing ideas for improving the appearance and safety along Hatcher Road.
To learn more about our economic development efforts, please call DMNR's Real Estate Development department at 602-331-5833.