For years, NeighborWorks Waco identifies community leaders and funds leadership-development initiatives for those individuals. After participating in capacity-building and leadership trainings, this team of outstanding community members selects a project that they believe will benefit their community. With partnership from NeighborWorks Waco, the CLI group, or Community Leadership Institute, will strive to bring improvements to…

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By Roy Nash, President and CEO This past year will certainly go down in history as a most unusual one with the pandemic and all.  And for the housing industry, the answer is very clear – where we live has never been more important!  People have certainly spent more time at home then ever before. …

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By Delfina Velasquez, NeighborWorks Waco’s Board Chair As we have received notice from our State’s Governor to reopen business at 100%, we remain cautious, focused on safely opening our office doors to in-person meetings. Many of us miss the interactive gatherings of before. Though many people have chosen to be vaccinated, we also are aware that…

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Amazon dominated the online shopping space long before COVID-19, but shelter-in-place and work from home orders have increased online shopping exponentially. Many households are buying necessities online and having items delivered right to their door, but online shopping can be a drag for those who love supporting their local businesses.             Amazon Smile is one…

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NeighborWorks Waco builds incredibly beautiful homes across the Greater Central Texas area. We can build to suit your needs and we sometimes build homes with no preplanned purchaser. Recently, we completed a sustainably and beautifully built 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, home with a 2 car garage. This was our first time to build within the…

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Enduring the global COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of us into new ways of conducting business. Webinars and virtual meetings have all but replaced in-person gatherings and conference calls. There are odd moments when watching a movie where I struggle to recognize what looks so strange about the people, only to realize that they’re not…

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Much is being made of the current price of lumber. Building homes has becoming increasingly more expensive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of headwinds, including but not limited to trade tariffs, decreased production, destructive wildfires, and more have all lead to rampant increases in the real estate market. But 2020 isn’t the only year…

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Community Wealth Partners is an organization which partners with nonprofit organizations and foundation to create and implement strategies that engage stakeholders, improve organizations and create lasting change. Through a previously awarded grant, NeighborWorks Waco staff had the opportunity to work employ Coleen Curry, a consultant from Community Wealth Partners. Our goal was to expand our…

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NeighborWorks Waco’s construction continues with all safety measures in place for our Belmont Village subdivisions. We are excited for the additional 27 duplexes and for the families who will reside in these homes while they strive to become future homeowners. Due to the pandemic, we are still focusing on our virtual Homebuyer Education Workshops and…

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It’s the end of summer, and yes, we are still in pandemic protocol with our staff working from home and office as needed for these past 6 months.  Our offices mostly remain closed to the public with appointments only for those needing to meet in person.  All in all, this remote system has worked very…

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