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
Edward Seibert
Nicki Dakis-Gallagher
Dara Gibbs


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

Natalia Rutenberg
Accounting Manager

Tricia McKusick

Valmira Baka

Kelven Howard

Zuleika Viches
Accounting Technician

Clara Izaguirre
Compliance Manager


Dave Purvis

Corporate Counsel


Tom Cruess
Director of Real Estate Development
Andrea Asprelli
Fund Development & Communications Manager


Terri Ptak-Salcedo
Director of Property Management  

Tynesha Snow
Property Manager

Anne Pelletier
Leasing Agent

Ella Mauhs
Leasing Agent

Wendy Au
Property Manager

Ana Vazquez
Property Manager

Carmen Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant

Maintenance Department 

Cesar Pilco
Maintenance Supervisor 

Marvin G. Galo
Maintenance Technician

Juan Crespo
Maintenance Technician

Eduardo Ortega
Maintenance Technician

Julio Arroyo
Maintenance Technician
Radames Barriera
Maintenance Technician

David Pagan
Maintenance Technician 

Angel Berrios
Maintenance Technician

Carolina Morales
Housekeeping Specialist

Dilson Valencia
Housekeeping Specialist


Yves Galliotte 
Director of Operations & Programs

Ivette Hernandez
Resident Services Coordinator

Michelle Rodriguez
Project Manager

Jenny K. Bermeo
HBE Admin & Event Coordinator

Jose Santos 
Financial Education & Counseling Services 

Marilys Lugo 
Junior Resident Services Coordinator