Developing Homes, Transforming Lives


This is the foundation of our mission. Through partnership and collaboration, NeighborWorks® New Horizons creates homes, builds communities and revitalizes neighborhoods where families and individuals can enjoy a better quality of life.

NWNH housing opportunities provide quality, healthy and safe environments that are supported by self-development efforts and goal-driven programs. Our objective is for residents to achieve economic stability.

Residents invest in their communities by volunteering for local organizations and working on NeighborWorks® New Horizons sponsored projects. We offer homeownership, financial, educational, youth and leadership development programs.

Taking a Regional Approach

NeighborWorks® New Horizons was established in 1992, as the Mutual Housing Association of South Central CT, with the mission of improving the critically short supply of housing available to low-to-moderate income households in the New Haven Region. In 2008, NWNH expanded into New London County, Hartford County, and Fairfield County to provide affordable housing solutions for families, towns and cities throughout Connecticut.

At NeighborWorks® New Horizons we believe that housing is just the first step. True change comes through resident self-achievement efforts, leadership development and investment in their community.

Our parent organization, NeighborWorks® America provides training opportunities for residents, staff, board members and community residents which gives them the tools and motivation to create a positive impact in their communities.


Interested in joining our Board of Directors and/or one of our Committees?

Click for more info.    BOD Recruitment Prospectus 2016.pdf

& Email a brief statement of interest with a copy of your resume to info@nwnh.net

 Annual Report 2017.pdf


Jose Lopez - President

Paul BegemannVice President

Steven DiazSecretary

Thach Pham - Treasurer 

Alanna Billups

Iris Santiago

Jace D'Amico

Steve Mednick

Tanya Segel

Gloribell Lopez

Nicki Dakis-Gallagher


A Special Thanks to Our Partners and Sponsors

This list represents gifts above $1,000 received between January 1 and December 31, 2016.



Harold Webster Smith Foundation

United Illuminating


Community Foundation of Greater New Haven Webster Bank


A. Secondino & Son, Inc. First Niagara Foundation


Zlotnick Construction

Dime Bank Foundation

Guilford Community Fund

Hudson Housing Capital

Chelsea Groton Foundation


Guilford Savings Bank

Carter, Hayes, & Associates, P.C 

Thach Pham

Tanya Segel

Anderson Krause Insurance & Financial Services 


NeighborWorks® New Horizons is organized into three departments:

Real Estate Development: 

Planning pre-development and construction activities. 

Property/Asset Management:

Marketing, resident selection, operating, maitenance, and financial sustainability of all properties.

Community Development: 

Educational and empowerment training  opportunities for local and NWNH residents.



Seila Mosquera 

Executive Director since 2003 - Joined NWNH in 1997 

Seila holds a Master's degree in Urban Studies from Southern Connecticut State University, and has completed Achieving Excellence in Community Development;  an 18-month fellowship program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Seila is a member of the Steering Committee of the Reaching Home Campaign, a member of the FHLBB Advisory Council, a committee member of The REX Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Planning, and a board member of P.L.A.C.E. She is also the Treasurer and board member of the CT Legal Rights Project.


Some recognition include: the Forty under 40 Award from New Haven Business times in 2004, the Housing Good Egg Award from the Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund in 2007. She was also named as one of Connecticut Business Journal's Rising Stars in the "Creating Humane Habitats" category in 2009. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gateway Community College Foundation’s Hall of Fame for her exceptional contributions to the community. 



Bonnie Ballantyne 

Chief Financial Officer


Lucinda Davis

Senior Accountant


Tricia McKusick



Gedeon Alexander


Kelven Howard


Ella Mauhs

Asset Management

Clara Izaguirre

Compliance Manager



Julie Savin

Director of Real Estate Development


Andrea Asprelli

Fund Development & Communications


Tom Cruess

Senior Project Manager


Jonathan Jordan                            

Junior Project Manager 




Terri Ptak-Salcedo

Director of Property Management  


Michelle Rodriguez

Assistant Director of Property Management


Wendy Jones

Leasing Agent


Valencia Williams

Senior Property Manager


Jenny K. Bermeo

Administrative Assistant  


Zuleika Viches

Administrative Assistant  


Carmen Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant 

Maintenance Department 

Cesar Pilco

Maintenance Supervisor 

Salvador Gonzalez

Maintenance Coordinator


Eduardo Ortega

Maintenance Technician 


Rafael Salagar

Maintenance Technician


Julio Arroyo

Maintenance Technician


Joey Guzman

Maintenance Technician


Radames Barriera

Maintenance Technician


Ricardo Montanez

Maintenance Technician

David Pagan

Maintenance Technician 



Yves Galliotte 

Director of Operations

Pasquale T. Villano

Marketing & Communications

Olivia Davis

Resident Services and Leadership Coordinator


Ivette Hernandez

Resident Services Coordinator


Jose Santos 

Financial Education and Counseling Services 


Marilys Lugo 

Junior Resident Services Coordinator

Sylvia Haggans

Financial Counselor & Event Planner

Dave Purvis

Corporate Counsel