Neighborhood Development Alliance offers a variety of individual counseling and group education opportunities so you can feel confident in reaching your financial goals. Our counseling staff is certified by various state and national organizations and has been providing services for over 25 years. 

Our lending department, Centro de Finanzas, is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, and we invest in local communities and the residents who live there by providing critically needed financing often unavailable from mainstream financial institutions.


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Buy your first home with confidence. NeDA offers HUD-approved home purchase counseling. An adviser will help you understand the process from start to finish, including a personalized, full credit report review to help identify potential barriers and get you mortgage-ready. Your coach will offer unbiased support and advice along the entire home-buying process. Set up your appointment today. 


NeDA also partners with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity to prepare buyers who may qualify for a Habitat mortgage loan.  Habitat loans are designed for buyers who meet certain income qualifications.  Some buyers will qualify for a Habitat-developed property, and other buyers may qualify to buy a home on the open market. Homebuyers complete our home purchase counseling, a homebuyer education class, and then are referred directly to Habitat’s program. 

I truly could not have purchased my home without NeDA’s help. They walked me through the entire process and advocated on my behalf. I am so happy that I made the decision to work with an advisor before I made this huge investment. They were so helpful. Thank you!
— new homeowner and NeDA client

First time homebuyer WORKSHOPS

Purchasing a home could be the biggest investment you make. Home Stretch will walk you step-by-step through the entire process. Our educators create a comfortable and engaging environment where participants have the opportunity to ask questions directly to lenders, real estate agents, and home inspectors, along with other industry professionals. The workshop also details down payment and closing costs assistance programs. Visit our event page for upcoming classes and enroll


Buying a home is a big deal, whether you're doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. NeDA partners with Framework to make it easy. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you'll navigate every step of the process with confidence. The Framework online course is affordable too: just $75. Get started now or click the image below.

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FINANCIAL coaching

NeDA partners with Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling to offer free, unbiased support to help individuals make sense of their finances. Our certified counselors offer unbiased, relevant, and direct advice to help you get on a bright financial path. We can walk you through the different tools available to reduce your debt, like a Debt Management Plan, which consolidates your credit cards into one monthly payment. Learn about your options to build assets, improve your credit, and get in control of your money. Set up your appointment today.

You don’t know how much this has helped me. I have money for groceries every 2 weeks. I can pay all my utilities bill on time. I have wiggle money for things like coffee and random things I might need. I can feel the weight lifted off from debt. I know it’s going to take time but I am trying to send more money per month to my car so I can finish paying it earlier and then be able to send more money to my debt. I am so grateful for NeDA!
— financial counseling client



We believe that learning about the financial system should be fun and straight-forward. NeDA's personal finance workshops for adults and young adults (ages 18 - 22) discuss tips for maximizing your dollar, managing your cash flow, and building savings for your future. We talk about the importance of credit and detail simple steps participants can take to improve their score. Our students learn practical knowledge that will make navigating their daily finances easier. We offer the full workshop to groups that are currently meeting. Please contact us to set up a class or seminar for your group. 

I loved this class! I learned so much about how to better manage my money. The NeDA instructor made everything very engaging and easy to understand. Everyone should take this workshop!
— past workshop graduate


foreclosure prevention counseling

Protect your family's asset. If you're a home owner experiencing a financial crisis, we understand the frustration and sense of helplessness. Learn about your options, rights, and alternatives during any stage of this process. NeDA counselors will provide you with free and confidential counseling services tailored to your family's situation. We'll discuss your realistic options and guide you along the foreclosure prevention timeline. Our counselors can advocate on your behalf with your mortgage servicer to discuss your options. You are not alone; NeDA can help. Set up your appointment.

Interested in Learning more? 

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our programs before making an appointment. All of our services are free-of-charge.

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