BROCKTON — Two of the region’s leading housing nonprofits will merge on July 1, combining financial education and real estate development services in a trio of cities that have come to serve as havens for lower-income homebuyers during Greater Boston’s affordability crisis.
The two nonprofits, NeighborWorks Southern Mass and Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts, will maintain offices in Brockton, New Bedford and Quincy. A fourth office in Kingston, a coastal town of 13,000 on the South Shore, will also stay open.
Rob Corley will helm the combined organization, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions, as its chief executive officer after the merger.
“The reason we wanted to combine the organizations is because the services were complimentary,” Corley said in a recent interview.