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

Kim C. Datwyler

Executive Director

In her role as Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Solutions (NHS), Kim has the responsibility of general manager. In addition, she is responsible for the creation and oversight of all NHS’s affordable housing programs, as well as the development of single and multifamily properties through LIHTC, HUD, and USDA/RD programs. Kim had a distinguished academic and teaching career at Utah State University prior to joining NNHC in 2000.  She achieved her B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Consumer Studies (ABD); her emphasis was in Housing and Residential Technology. Besides being awarded several scholarships and fellowships, her academic honors include being named valedictorian of her undergraduate class and being a member of Phi Kappa Phi. She was an instructor in the Department of Human Environments, where she taught Housing and Residential Technology.  While teaching at USU, Kim developed new courses, conducted extensive research, produced a number of notable publications including The Survival Kit for the New Home Builder, provided housing and financial counseling, and supervised student interns. Kim was appointed to the Olene Walker Housing Home Loan Fund Board by then Governor Michael Leavitt. She currently serves on the Utah Housing Coalition Board, the National Rural Housing Coalition Board, the Center for Persons with Disabilities Consumer Advisory Committee and the Cache Valley Adult Day Care Center Board.

Jackie Hebdon

Administrative Assistant

Jackie 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 NHS’s program coordinators. Program support includes Mutual Self-Help, Welcome Home, HomeChoice and the Brigham City Neighborhood Improvement Project. Her organizational skills are utilized in maintaining all accounting and program files. She has completed the Foreclosure Basic Certification, HO32El NeighborWorks Certification since starting with NHS and previously completed the Low Income Housing Tax Credit 101, ABCs of Fair Housing course and USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing courses.

Mark Williams

Real Estate Development Director

Mark’s responsibilities include the development of multifamily real estate for NHS. He has over 20 years’ experience in the finance and banking industry. He has a BIS degree from Weber State University, majoring in Communications/English and minoring in Sociology. Mark currently serves as Board Chair for the Logan Summerfest Arts Faire. He is also in his 2nd term serving as a Council Member for Millville City.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Melanie Carlson

Housing Specialist

Melanie is a Neighborworks certified housing counselor for the Owner-Builder program. She interviews, educates, and counsels applicants and works to complete their application process for the Mutual Self-Help Housing program. She also helps with marketing for various programs administered by the agency.

Suzanne Stout

Housing Specialist

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 Specialist

Loryn a housing specialist 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 has been 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 becoming a homeowner through the Owner/Builder Program. Her responsibilities at NHS 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. She is also responsible for marketing on behave of the Owner-Builder program.

Justin Chidester, AFC®

Housing Specialist

Justin Chidester is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®) and primarily helps clients progress financially to qualify for a mortgage loan or enter one of the agency’s homeownership programs. In other services, he helps homeowners in mortgage default avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes, and provides guidance to senior homeowners who are considering a HECM reverse mortgage loan. He also manages the agency’s HUD-approved Housing Counseling program and coordinates NHS’s marketing efforts in the Owner-Builder program.


BOARD

Dustin Wood

Chair

Starting Term on Board: 2008
Dustin is an audit manager for Cook Martin and Poulson where he prepares, compiles, and reviews audited financial statements for clients of the firm. He has a Master of Accounting degree from Utah State University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Utah. He also serves on a USU Charter Credit Union supervisory committee.

Jeff Gilbert

Secretary/Treasurer

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.

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.

Cheryl Atwood

Board Member

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.  

Trevor Merrill

Board Member

Starting Term on Board: 2018
Trevor is the District Manager of Wells Fargo Bank in Logan, UT.  He has had comprehensive responsibility over the success of two districts over seven years. He implemented a client-centric approach that prioritizes relationship building, customer service, and need analysis. Trevor has a Graduate Degree in Banking from the Pacific Coast Banking School.  He is a volunteer for the Self Help program, CAPSA and Common Ground Outdoor Adventures.

 

Marilyn Hammond

Board Member

Starting Term on Board: 2018
Marilyn Hammond is the Executive Director of Utah Assistive Technology Foundation in Logan, Utah.

 

 

Jake Netzley

Board Member

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.

Neighborhood Housing Solutions

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