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Doug Dylla began his community development consulting practice in 2006 specializing in applied research projects related to homeownership services, foreclosure prevention efforts, asset-building strategies and financial education programs. For the prior 15 years, Dylla worked at NeighborWorks America (formerly known as Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation) as the National Director of the NeighborWorks Campaign for Home Ownership. The Campaign worked with 170 nonprofit organizations promoting homeownership for underserved Americans. Since 1993, the Campaign has assisted over 110,000 families to purchase homes in communities across the nation. The Campaign has served as an effective "research and development lab" for new tools for promoting homeownership. The Campaign for Home Ownership has won two "Best Practice Awards" from HUD and was twice recognized as a semi-finalist in the "Innovations in American Government" award program.

In 2005, Dylla was instrumental in establishing the NeighborWorks Center for Foreclosure Solutions to address the nation's growing problem of mortgage defaults and has been an active partner in the Chicago Home Ownership Preservation Initiative that has prevented over 1,200 foreclosures since 2003. Dylla has helped coordinate the Ohio Foreclosure Prevention Initiative, the first statewide foreclosure prevention program in the nation starting in 2006.

Dylla is a regular trainer, panelist and speaker at the NeighborWorks Training Institutes and other venues on topics such as homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, financial literacy training programs and innovative partnerships to promote homeownership. He has served a board member on the American Homeowner Education and Counseling Institute, an advisory council member of the NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling and a member of Freddie Mac's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.

Dylla has written numerous papers and articles on housing and community development topics, including:

  • "Mind the Gap: Issues in Overcoming the Information, Income, Wealth, and Supply Gaps Facing Potential Buyers of Affordable Homes" with J. Michael Collins (2001);
  • "Getting to Scale: New Business Strategies for Homeownership Services" (2007), "Analyzing the Relationship Between Financial; Education and Account Ownership" with Christi Baker (2007);
  • "Getting to Scale: New Business Strategies for Homeownership Services" (2007);
  • "The Current State of Homeownership Education and Counseling Services in New York State" (2008).


Phone: 607.273.9190
Cell: 607.229.7420
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What's New

In March 2012, Doug Dylla Consulting completed a major study of Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) and their support for homeownership education and counseling services delivered by nonprofit housing organizations. This report, entitled "Winning Strategies: An Analysis of Housing Finance Agency Support for Homeownership Education and Counseling Services," can be downloaded here: HFA HEC Report March 2012

A summary of the report can be downloaded here: HFA HEC Summary Findings March 2012

The project was supported by Wyoming Community Development Authority, Wyoming Housing Network and NeighborWorks America.