About Us

Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation (NNHC) was founded in 1996 in Logan, Utah.

Originally known for our popular Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, we’ve expanded our services to include a wide variety of programs and projects that help people achieve better housing.

In 2016 we re-named ourselves to Neighborhood Housing Solutions to better reflect our broad reach of housing-based service programs for our community.

We’re the same agency, same programs, same people – just a new name.

about neighborhood housing solutions

Everyone deserves a place to call home

OUR MISSION


Our mission is to create affordable housing opportunities, to strengthen and enhance communities, and to provide households with the skills to become self-sufficient.

OUR MISSION


Our mission is to create affordable housing opportunities, to strengthen and enhance communities, and to provide households with the skills to become self-sufficient.

OUR TEAM


STAFF

Josh Runhaar

Executive Director

In his role as Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Solutions (NHS), Josh has the responsibility of general manager, is responsible for the creation and oversight of all NHS’s affordable housing programs, and the development of single and multifamily properties through LIHTC, HUD, and USDA/RD programs. He came to NHS after having worked as the Director of Development Services at Cache County for more than 14 years where he oversaw community development and public works functions in addition to a number of other services. Josh also serves as an adjunct professor at Utah State University where he has taught graduate courses on land use law and planning for the past decade. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning from Utah State University and two master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois.  Prior to working at Cache County, he worked for Logan City as a Planner and for the City of Champaign, IL in the Neighborhood Services Department.

David Frandsen

Owner-Builder Program Manager

David is the Owner Builder Program Manager. He oversees the housing counseling and education of clients throughout pre-construction, construction and post-purchase of the Self Help homes. David has many years experience managing projects and project teams. He has a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University and worked for ADP (Automated Data Processing) prior to his employment with NHS. His managing skills have served him well as he works with the families throughout the difficult process of building their homes. His responsibilities include helping families through the owner-builder process, oversight and ongoing administration of the program during construction and management of NHS’s construction supervisors and hired subcontractors.

Sandy Linares

Administrative Assistant

Sandy is NHS’s Office Administrator.  Her responsibilities include general receptionist and office management duties that ensure the office runs efficiently and smoothly.  In addition, she offers supportive services for NNHC’s program coordinators.  Program support includes the Owner-Builder, Welcome Home, HomeChoice and the Northern Utah Neighborhood Improvement Project.  Her organizational skills are utilized in maintaining all accounting and program files.  Sandy has an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration.  She worked for a local Real Estate company for 18 years as the Office/Advertising Coordinator. The last eight years was spent managing a local beverage company, doing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and other office duties.

Scott Sjostrom

Accountant

Scott has a background in managing small businesses and more recently in the mortgage industry. Scott managed all aspects of his business for 20 years during which the accounting functions were automated. Scott installed and trained customer employees on computers, networks, and accounting systems. Scott is responsible for accounts payable and receivable, taxes, audits, and payroll and retirement accounts at NNHC.  He also supervises participants’ construction loans for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program, managing up to 60 loans at a time. Scott received a B.A. degree in Accounting from Utah State University. He is a licensed mortgage broker with experience in rural areas and also holds insurance licenses in property & casualty, and health & life.

Dave Schuster

Single Family Program Manager

Dave is the Single Family Program Manager for three single family housing programs at NHS. His duties include management of the HomeChoice program, which provides homeownership opportunities for people with disabilities or people that have a family member with a disability, as well as managing two rehabilitation programs; Returning Homes to Logan, and the Northern Utah Neighborhood Improvement Program. He also coordinates the “Welcome Home-Own in Logan” down payment assistance program.

Trent Hansen

Owner-Builder Construction Supervisor

Trent is a licensed general contractor with over 27 years of construction experience.  Before joining NNHC, Trent was the supervisor of Bonneville High School’s home construction program. In addition, he was the sole proprietor of Hansen Construction, where he oversaw and performed all aspects of building, finishing, and remodeling homes. He has developed extensive knowledge of construction methods. His skills are now put to use overseeing the construction of homes in Cache County.

Brent Godfrey

Owner-Builder Construction Supervisor

Brent is a licensed general contractor with over 33 years of construction experience, and has operated Brent Godfrey Construction for the last 25 years. He has done a wide range of construction work from starter homes to higher end custom homes in Cache Valley and surrounding area.  Brent is licensed in both Utah and Idaho.  Throughout his career, he has been involved in all aspects of both home and commercial construction, from the first shovel of dirt to the polished finished product.  He is responsible for every aspect of construction for groups of eight to ten first time homeowner families building their own homes.

Aaron Crookston

Owner-Builder Construction Supervisor

Aaron Crookston has lived and worked in Cache Valley his whole life. He started working with his father pouring concrete foundations when he was young.  In 2007 he completed the Construction Program at BATC and has been working in the construction field for over 10 years with the last 5 framing and pouring concrete. He built his house through the Owner-Builder Program just over 2 years ago and has worked for NHS since November of 2012 leading groups of families to construct their homes in the same program.

Jake Williams

Real Estate Development Director

Jake comes to NHS with 6 years of prior experience in public and private real estate development, entitlements and finance. Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Governors University and a master’s degree in in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah. Prior to coming to NHS, he was the Special Projects Coordinator for Salt Lake City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development department and was responsible for planning the disposition and redevelopment of all the city owned surplus real estate assets, as well as, overseeing all CDBG funded construction projects and the departments quarterly housing report. Most recently, Jake was the VP of Acquisition and Development at CW Urban, an infill redevelopment company, In the 3 years he worker for CW Urban, his responsibilities included managing the design, entitlement, and acquisition of over $150,000,000 of mixed use development. At Neighborhood Housing Solutions, Jake is responsible for all the single-family subdivision and multi-family tax credit developments. He is also the asset manager for NHS’s portfolio of affordable multi-family properties.

Melanie Carlson

Housing Advisor/ Bookkeeper

Melanie is a HUD certified Housing Counselor with education in Business Finance. She loves working with pre-purchase clients and watching as they progress financially to qualify for a mortgage.  Her focus is primarily with the Owner Builder Program. Additionally, she handles the participants’ 502 construction loan funds, including: budgets, accounts payable transactions, and construction loan draws. Melanie’s position allows her to work with clients through the entire process, starting with pre-construction counseling and ending with the finished home completed. She enjoys seeing the hard work and effort these homeowners put in to accomplishing their goals. When away from the office or construction site, Melanie would most likely be found wandering the mountains near her home.

Suzanne Stout

HUD Program Manager/ Financial Counselor

Suzanne is a housing specialist for the Owner-Builder Program and a financial counselor. She enjoys meeting with clients and helping them prepare for homeownership. She provides credit and financial counseling for clients so they are able to improve their financial situations and qualify to purchase a home. Suzanne also helps homeowners who want to make improvements to their homes with the Single Family Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. This program offers families loans with only 1-3% interest so they are able to make improvements without taking out a home equity loan or putting it on a high interest credit card.

Loryn Law

Housing Advisor/ Financial Counselor

Loryn is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor for the Owner/Builder program. She has a bachelor’s in Family, Human, Consumer, Development with and Emphasis in Family Finance, as well as a bachelor’s in Art from Utah State University. She was a Housing and Financial Counselor for many years prior to starting at NHS. She enjoys motivating and helping clients obtain their dream of home ownership and financial stability. Loryn joined NHS after becoming a homeowner through the Owner/Builder Program. Her responsibilities include meeting with, counseling, and educating clients interested in purchasing a home. She also prepares client’s applications in order for them to build their own home through the Owner-Builder program and marketing on behalf of the program.

Audrey Worthen

Housing Advisor/ Financial Counselor

Audrey graduated with her bachelor’s from Utah State University in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Family Finance. She is excited to be working at NHS to help people achieve their goal of home ownership. Her responsibilities at NHS include meeting with, counseling, and educating clients interested in purchasing a home.  Audrey loves to watch sports with her husband, and enjoys reading in her spare time.


BOARD

Jeff Gilbert

Chair

Starting Term on Board: 2012
Jeff has been employed as a Transportation Planner for the Cache Metropolitan Planning Organization (CMPO) for the last seven years. The CMPO is responsible for comprehensive transportation planning in Cache County.  For nine years prior to coming to the CMPO he worked for Bear River Association of Governments (BRAG) in the Community Development Department with the last four as Community Development Director.  He has a Masters in Town and Regional Planning from the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University and a Bachelors Degree in Botany from Weber State University.  Jeff and his wife Lael enjoy a number of outdoor activities while trying to keep up with three young boys.

Cheryl Atwood

Secretary

Starting Term on Board: 2003
Cheryl is the Executive Director of OPTIONS for Independence, the Northern Utah Center for Independent Living. For the past 16 years, Cheryl has taken on additional responsibilities as OPTIONS has grown, increasing her advocacy work on behalf of people with disabilities of all ages and all types of disabilities. Cheryl is also a member of the Assistive Technology Council, Association for Independent Living of Utah, Sunshine Terrace Community Advisory Council. Through service on these boards and her own personal experience, she represents people with disabilities well.

Jake Netzley

Vice-Chair

Starting Term on Board: 2018
Jake and his wife built in Neighborhood Housing Solutions’ Mutual Self-Help (Owner-Builder) program and completed their home in 2018. Jake is employed at the Cache Community Food Pantry in Logan, Utah where he manages the warehouse, volunteers, and donations. Additionally, he is currently working on a project to establish satellite pantries in schools across the valley to help fight hunger in Cache County. He grew up in Cache Valley and attended Utah State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He and his wife Katie have three young children and love spending time with them outdoors and watching them grow.

Daniel Watkins

Board Member

Starting Term on Board: 2017
After growing up around a family business, Daniel K. Watkins now focuses his legal practice around the legal issues the impact every business and business owner. This includes estate planning, real estate, corporate law, and general contract law. Daniel’s real estate practice has included representing borrowers in the review and finalization of a wide variety of transactions for temporary financing and permanent financing for a wide variety of projects, including multi-family residential, shopping centers, and office buildings. Daniel has the following degrees: Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University School of Law; MAcc (Accounting), Utah State University; and a BA, Accounting, Utah State University.

Marilyn Hammond

Board Member

Starting Term on Board: 2018
Dr. Hammond has been working in the disability field for the past 28 years, directing a variety of projects at the CPD.  Most recently, she served as Associate Director and Interim Division Director of the Interdisciplinary Training Division. She is the Executive Director of the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation, one of the leading alternative financing programs in the nation. Dr. Hammond has been involved with several state and national violence and disabilities projects. She serves on the board of several organizations. She has written and produced over four dozen multi-media programs. Dr. Hammond received a Public Awareness/Media Golden Key award from the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and a dozen other national media awards.

 

Bruce Rigby

Board Member

Starting Term on Board: 2019

Bruce has been at Cache Valley Bank for over 10 years and is serving as Bank President.  He also manages a commercial loan portfolio of over $150 million which includes large construction projects and business loans. Prior to that he worked 28 years at Zions Bank in numerous positions and was the Area President when he left.  He graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School in 2007 and also from USU in 1983. He currently serves on several Boards including; BRAG Human Services Board, Department of Workforce Services SWIB Board, Bridgerland Technical College Foundation Board, and is a member of the Logan Lions Club.  He has 5 children and they are all married and live in Cache Valley providing him and his wife with lots of activities with their families.

 

Neighborhood Housing Solutions

195 West Golf Course Road
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 753-1112