06 Sep Increasing Baltimore Homeownership is Goal of RPS Solutions New Partnership with National Community Stabilization Trust
BALTIMORE, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — RPS Solutions LLC, a firm that specializes in the development of affordable housing so that all can achieve the goal of homeownership, recently announced its partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) that will further its efforts to stabilize and revitalize Baltimore’s low- to moderate-income communities.
“We are thrilled to partner with NCST on this project,” said Kevin Seawright, Managing Partner of RPS Solutions. “Our hope with this partnership is to boost the local economy, make houses more affordable, and increase the rate of homeownership in Baltimore following the NCST model.”
This partnership with NCST falls under the non-profit’s Strategic Development Partner program and is expected to ease the barrier of affordability for homebuyers while increasing the rate of homeownership. RPS Solutions and other local affordable housing and community development organizations have the opportunity through NCST’s First Lookacquisition program to obtain REO properties in their market areas before they are marketed more broadly.
Kevin Seawright founded RPS Solutions LLC in 2015 with a vision to tackle the affordable housing market and strengthen the community of Baltimore, MD. Seawright and his team work to help individuals achieve homeownership. The ultimate goal is for Baltimore residents to exceed the current city home-ownership rate.
NCST is a non-profit organization that works to rehabilitate vacant and abandoned properties throughout the United States. Its programs facilitate the restoration of homes, enable safe demolition when necessary and support creative and productive re-use of vacant land. Since 2009, NCST has conveyed more than 23,000 properties to non-profit home buyers across the U.S.
“We love this community and want everyone to develop their full potential. Our mission is to create a more diverse society where home ownership is achieved and the community is healthy and thriving,” said Seawright.
About RPS Solutions LLC
RPS Solutions is a joint partnership venture founded in 2015 that constructs and renovates affordable homes. RPS Solutions’ goal is to grow the amount of homeowners in the City of Baltimore and its surrounding counties to match or exceed the amount of homeowners statewide. For more information, visit www.rpssolutionsllc.com.
About Kevin Seawright
Kevin Seawright is an accounting and project management professional based in Newark, New Jersey. Before relocating to New Jersey, Seawright worked in the fields of local government, education, and real estate development in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Involved in his community, Kevin Seawright acted as an advisory board member for the Babe Ruth Museum and a coach for local youth sports teams. He has been a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the National Association of Black Accountants. You can find Kevin Seawright on LinkedIn and Twitter.