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Message from the Board Chair

Here at NeighborWorks we have an excellent group of volunteers that work in conjunction with our Board of Directors, all of whom have one common goal: to represent our community very well. We also have a committed staff who are working diligently, despite challenging headwinds–some from the office and others from home. We continue our emphasis…

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Executive Insights Winter 2022

Housing affordability has always been at the forefront of our organization over the past 28 years of our existence, but now in 2022 we are really having to think outside of the box and come up with new plans to offset the rapidly increasing costs of housing, both homeownership and rental!  It’s certainly not just…

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Staff Spotlight: Kris Morgan

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 electrical repair and property maintenance, which equips him well to assist our clients…

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Homeownership Down Payments Using Income Tax Refunds

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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Tax Season 2022

Once again, NeighborWorks Waco will play host to the AARP Tax-Aide program. As always, this is not our program—it is run entirely separately from our operations and overseen by AARP, though we do provide office space at no-cost to the organization. This service allows hundreds of families, all from diverse backgrounds across our community, receive…

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Board Chair’s Message

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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20 Years of Excellence

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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Tax Stats

It was another successful year for the AARP Tax Aide program. Sal Tahiri, who leads the free tax preparation program, and his team of volunteers had to contend with the global COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines. “Despite the pandemic”, said Tahiri, “we’ve achieved quite a bit.” He went on to say that the free…

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Build Credit with Project SAVER

One of the challenges that most frequently plagues first time home-buyers 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…

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