Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development presented Eva
Osorio with its first-ever Nancy Nye Award at the agency’s recent
Osorio is a 23-year veteran at
Urban Edge Housing Development Corporation, a community development
corporation (CDC) that works to develop and sustain stable, healthy and
diverse communities in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and other surrounding
communities. Urban Edge focuses primarily on affordable housing
development, small business assistance and homeowner education.
Osorio began her career as an administrative assistant, eventually
working her way up through professional development training and
advancement opportunities to the position of manager of homeownership
Now, Osorio guides prospective homebuyers through the often-dispiriting
maze of first-time homebuyer programs and helps them access
rehabilitation and de-leading loans. She has designed and teaches
homebuyer education classes and financial fitness classes in both
English and Spanish, reaching over 1,800 people. With Osorio’s
assistance, over 500 local residents have realized their dreams of
The Women’s Institute created the award in honor of Nancy Tippin Nye, a
pioneering community development professional who passed away on Nov.
Nye was a board member during the early years of the Women’s Institute,
while also serving as the program director for the Boston office of the
Local Support Initiative Collaborative. She developed lending and
technical assistance programs aimed at increasing the presence and
activity of CDCs in housing development.