Homeowners It’s been brought to our attention that McLennan County Appraisal District (MCAD) is requiring ALL homeowner’s to re-file their exemption(s) on their property every five years. MCAD will officially notify homeowners by mail, along with an application when it’s their turn to re-file. It’s important to complete and return the application prior to the…

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Born and raised here in Waco, Dominic Villa is an employee, student, community organizer, and, most importantly, a father. Currently majoring in Education, Dominic plans to become a teacher in the same community in which he was raised. This year marks his fifth year working for the City of Waco, where he happily plans to…

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I can sincerely say that my time here at Neighbor Works has been well spent–working with a well-structured group with excellent ideas to offer our citizens. We offer classes to assist future Homeowners and emphasize the importance of budgeting income and living within their means. This will allow our communities to be strong, stable, and…

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It has been five months since NeighborWorks Waco broke ground on our upcoming Belmont Village which will be a subdivision of 27 duplexes, for a total of 54 new rental homes. These homes will all feature a fenced yard, provided lawn maintenance, and a neighborhood green area. Though our partnerships with the City of Waco,…

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Our community is fortunate to have multiple organizations across the area who are dedicated to serving people and groups experiencing marginalization. The Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition is one such collective, and NeighborWorks Waco could not be prouder to participate. Annually, a collection of groups concerned with alleviation of poverty and homelessness will come together…

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Since we began the journey to sustainability, our organization, partners, staff and community have strived to help grow our endowment fund. The Waco Foundation has managed the fund with unmatched success, and recent market conditions have been helpful, too. However, nothing has been more impactful than the contributions from friends and community members. Our goal…

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For years, NeighborWorks Waco has partnered with organization around the community to provide a place for free tax preparation services. Previous years have seen enormous success, and you can read more about that here.  AARP provides tested Tax Preparers to help you and your family to prepare and file your income taxes. To find out…

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For 26 years NeighborWorks Waco has strived for excellence. We have been fortunate to help countless individuals and families in that time. We have learned a lot in our time, but one of the most salient things we know is: while we have been fortunate to assist others, we have been doubly fortunate with those…

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NeighborWorks Waco is proud to have formed partnerships with a number of various agencies in the community involved in the home-buying process. Royal Insurance’s founder, Esther Trejo, is one. NeighborWorks: Esther, tell me a little about your background and Education.  Trejo: I was born in Fort Worth but raised in Waco, so I consider myself a Wacoan. I graduated from University High…

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A new decade has arrived and we at NeighborWorks Waco are working hard to make housing more affordable for our low and moderate income families.  The past few years have seen housing prices escalate to amounts that have become too much for lower income families to afford.   Higher housing subsidies have always been one of the answers…

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