One of the most anticipated events in the annual NeighborWorks Waco calendar is our Breakfast Banquet. In years past, we gathered with friends, colleagues, and community partners for a delicious breakfast at the beautiful Ridgewood Country Club. We like to recap the amazing achievements of our team and our clients from the previous fiscal year,…

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The cost of housing has increased this past year like never before in Central Texas. New homes we were building just a few years ago and selling in the low $100,000 range have now increased, selling for well over $200,000. Those price increases have certainly taken many potential homebuyers out of the market for new…

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In May 2022 Rose Corujo joined NeighborWorks Waco as the Office Manager. Her more than 42 years of office experience in the education and insurance sectors has given her vast experience necessary for this opportunity. As the Office Manager, she enjoys building relationships with potential homeowners, answering questions, and directing clients to appropriate departments. Though…

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NeighborWorks Waco are pleased to announce our new office manager Rose Corujo! We are happy she has joined our team; she will be a great asset to the organization. We are also proud to say we are finishing up our last home in Legacy Square! We have built 12 brand new, affordable homes in that…

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Little League has made an incalculable difference in the lives of countless young people from our city, state, nation and beyond. Waco has long been a destination for Little-Leaguers on their way to championships. Our community has a robust baseball history, including Padgitt Park and the many famous athletes it attracted. NeighborWorks Waco recently donated…

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Friends for Life is a local charity providing services to help the elderly and people with disabilities live the fullest life possible. They offer myriad services to the community, one of which is an adult day care. Individuals who are elderly and/or experience disabilities are invited to enjoy the day at an outstanding facility in…

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The RL Smith elementary school on Turner Street was once filled with smiling student faces. It was named for the late Robert Lloyd Smith, an African American man who served in the Texas Legislature between 1895 and 1899. Smith was born free in Charleston, South Carolina in 1861. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree…

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Perennially, one of the largest hurdles families face on their journey to homeownership is lack of adequate down payment. While NeighborWorks Waco does partner with several local organizations to provide Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance programs for those that qualify, we advise revisiting your budget to increase savings. Down payments can range from around…

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Our new construction is experiencing rising prices from our original estimates. This stems from the cost of building materials, which may be returning to lower valuations, and supplies availability. Still suffering from pandemic-related supply chain issues, much of the building industry endures production challenges and shortages. NeighborWorks Waco is committed to overcoming these obstacles and continuing…

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Karen Saucedo is celebrating 20 years with NeighborWorks Waco. As our Chief Financial Officer, Karen’s work is crucial to the success that the organization has seen over the years. She is an invaluable member of the team, and we are honored to have spent the past two decades with her. Karen’s passion for our clients…

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