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Congratulations to Kris Morgan!

Join us in congratulating Kris on his promotion to NeighborWorks Waco’s Construction Manager!  In the Fall of 2021, Kris Morgan joined our team, bringing 15 years of experience maintaining properties. He serves as our Maintenance Manager, overseeing all aspects of our rental homes including paint, plumbing, electrical, inspections, and more. He has extensive experience with…

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Spring 2023 Executive Insight

So, what is the future of affordable housing in our country? That’s a tough question to answer other than the word “challenging.” Finding affordable housing today is such a challenge, whether it is for rental or homeownership. When you combine all of the elements that go into housing costs, and they all go up during…

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Spring 2023 Letter from Linda Weaver, Board Chair

When driving to the Brazos River for your family’s evening walk, take note, in the 900 Block of Franklin Avenue, look to your right. Enjoy our new façade improvements at 922 Franklin Ave., Waco, Texas. The comprehensive enhancements to our building facade do not go unnoticed. Roy Nash our Executive Director stated, “It’s been 25…

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NeighborNews – Winter 2023

Welcome to the Winter 2023 edition of NeighborNews – NeighborWorks Waco’s quarterly newsletter! Click on the image below to view our new digital NeighborNews e-zine.

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Welcome Nathan Murphy, Construction Manager

Nathan Murphy joined the NeighborWorks Waco team on January 3rd of this year as the Construction Manager. He has over 30 years of experience in residential construction and has a deep appreciation for this profession. Murphy has gained well-rounded experience in a range of construction project applications throughout his career, and he’s looking forward to…

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AARP Tax-Aide Free Income Tax Preparation – 2023 Tax-Aide Sites & Schedules

AARP Tax-Aide provides tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. East Waco Library901 Elm AvenueWaco, TX…

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Combating Predatory Lending

Payday and auto title loans are short-term, high-interest loans, usually for small amounts but with a very high price tag. These risky loans come with high-interest rates and hefty fees. For example, for a $1000 loan due in a month, the average borrower pays $775 in fees. If payment cannot be made in full, the…

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Closing the Wealth Gap

A dream that many of us have is homeownership. Being a homeowner adds a sense of pride, financial success, equity building, long-term savings, and a strong credit history. And the overall result leads to generational wealth. This means that wealth gained through homeownership is passed down to generations to come. Well, this hasn’t been the…

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Homebuyer Spotlight: Melissa Washington

Q&A with Melissa Washington, Homebuyer in the Legacy Square Development What barriers did you have prior to working with NeighborWorks that inhibited you from buying your home? I was very fortunate to begin my financial journey through a program the Waco Housing Authority (WHA) offers called Family Self-Sufficiency Program. This program assists those that are…

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