Wisdom of Life



Nothing Into Something Real Estate (NISRE) Inc. is a faith based nonprofit Community Development Corporation that provides affordable housing solutions and a range of economic empowerment initiatives designed to alleviate poverty and revitalize neighborhoods in low and moderate income communities.


NISRE, Inc. is a licensed and certified Community Residential Center provider by The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).  NISRE, Inc. currently operates Community Residential Centers in 5 Ohio cities including Columbus, Akron, Mansfield, Cincinnati and Chillicothe.

Since our inception in 2006, NISRE, Inc. has developed a ‘model’ transitional housing program commonly known as ‘The EXIT Program’, and has assisted more than 1000 homeless individuals with housing and supportive services.  In the past 7 years, NISRE, Inc. has successfully contracted our housing program with various public and private entities in need of transitional housing placements for adults and youth in Ohio.  Past and present contracts include: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)- Second Chance Act Grant, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC), Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS), U.S. District Court (USDC), Warren County Probate Court, Office of Criminal Justice Services, Franklin County Office of Homeland Security and Justice Programs, Columbus Area, Inc., Franklin County Youth Build, and private residents.

NISRE, Inc. is more than just a housing organization.  We are an agency that is passionate about helping people make long term life changes for the better.  Along with our core values of Empowerment, Accountability and Transformation, our agency programs are designed to help answer the question, “How do we reduce the effect of social injustices in our society?”  We believe that the answer is to give people the assistance they need to make the life changes that truly matter and the hope they need to inspire change, while raising social consciousness and public awareness that spawns lasting, effectual change.  To us, crime prevention is victim prevention!