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Executive Insight

The Housing Crisis Continues! Not only have we seen record increases in housing costs over the past year, but now the interest rates have increased to a point where the combination of housing purchase prices and housing financing rates have put homeownership out of reach for even moderate-income potential homebuyers. We are also now seeing…

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Letter from Linda Weaver, Board Chair

I am honored that in the fall of 2022, NeighborWorks Waco (NWW) completed the Legacy Square home development project on the historical location of the former R L Smith Campus in East Waco. Serving on the NeighborWorks board for 6 years and now serving as the board chair is a continued passionate thread of my…

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Testimonial: Tyrasia Brightmon

Tyrasia Brightmon and her daughters are ready to move into their own home. Ms. Brightmon worked diligently to budget, save, and increase her credit score to prepare for homeownership. With the help and guidance of NeighborWorks Waco, the Waco Lift program, and mentors, she and her daughters have a home to call their own.

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Build Credit with Project SAVER

One of the challenges that most frequently plagues first-time homebuyers is credit. Some families have a lack of credit history; others have a low credit score. This hurdle can mean the difference in a family owning a safe and stable home, being involved in their community, and generating wealth through home equity or bouncing between…

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Special Speaker

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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Executive Insights

The Runaway Costs of Housing and the Wealth Gap The costs of owner-occupied and rental housing have continued to dramatically increase over this past year.  Home price appreciation nationally hit 20.6% in March of this year, topping the previous high of 20% in August of 2021.  Professionally managed apartments increased rents by 12% nationally, and some…

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Message from the Board Chair

I heard about NeighborWorks Waco in 2000 from a former Member of the Board who told me about this organization which was rehabilitating an older house. After talking to NeighborWorks Waco’s Vice President and COO, Delisa, and CFO, Karen, my husband and I were very interested in the rehabilitated home. We chose to work with…

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Lots of Lending

There is very little that NeighborWorks Waco’s staff can’t do. Most people know about one or two of our programs and services, but few people are aware of all that we are able to offer. Usually, the shorter version is to tell folks what in the real estate industry we don’t do. Many of people…

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Alice’s Angels–Backpack Drive

Alice Pollard is something of a Waco legend. She was a committed member of our community, dedicating her life to making a positive difference in the lives of others and in the community—and world—writ large. There are so many stories that could be told of Alice’s incredible life, and NeighborWorks Waco is proud to be…

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