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Market Headwinds Aren’t Deterring HomeBuyers

Virtually everyone is aware of the economic challenges facing homebuyers in this current market. Historically low rates have begun to creep higher and higher at the same time that demand for housing is drastically outpacing available housing stock and new construction. When supply is low and demand is high, prices rise significantly. The housing market…

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Youth Clean Up

NeighborWorks Waco recently teamed up with Shepherd’s Heart Ministries to conduct a neighborhood clean-up initiative. Our staff led groups of teens from the Pacific Northwest through neighborhoods throughout our greater Waco community. Despite 100+ degree heat, these young people, dedicated to making an impact, loaded derelict furniture, discarded mattresses, and forgotten refuse by the trailer-full…

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Recognizing a Changemaker

Delisa Burnell-Smith, our lauded Vice President and COO, was recently recognized as the inaugural recipient for the Henrietta Napier Changemaker Award in Housing. Her decades of dedication to our community, and to the issue of financial stability for families throughout the greater Waco area, were recognized and honored. Delisa is proud to be seen as…

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Executive Insights

The cost of housing has increased this past year like never before in Central Texas. New homes we were building just a few years ago and selling in the low $100,000 range have now increased, selling for well over $200,000. Those price increases have certainly taken many potential homebuyers out of the market for new…

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Staff Spotlight: Rose Corujo

In May 2022 Rose Corujo joined NeighborWorks Waco as the Office Manager. Her more than 42 years of office experience in the education and insurance sectors has given her vast experience necessary for this opportunity. As the Office Manager, she enjoys building relationships with potential homeowners, answering questions, and directing clients to appropriate departments. Though…

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Message from the Board Chair

NeighborWorks Waco are pleased to announce our new office manager Rose Corujo! We are happy she has joined our team; she will be a great asset to the organization. We are also proud to say we are finishing up our last home in Legacy Square! We have built 12 brand new, affordable homes in that…

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Who’s Keeping Score

Little League has made an incalculable difference in the lives of countless young people from our city, state, nation and beyond. Waco has long been a destination for Little-Leaguers on their way to championships. Our community has a robust baseball history, including Padgitt Park and the many famous athletes it attracted. NeighborWorks Waco recently donated…

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Friends for Life

Friends for Life is a local charity providing services to help the elderly and people with disabilities live the fullest life possible. They offer myriad services to the community, one of which is an adult day care. Individuals who are elderly and/or experience disabilities are invited to enjoy the day at an outstanding facility in…

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Successful Plant Sale

Annually, NeighborWorks Waco hosts a Plant Sale, where we provide a variety of beautiful for sale at discounted prices. This is always one of our favorite events, not only because it makes home beautification easier and more affordable, but also because it gets such a positive response from the community. This year, NeighborWorks Waco had…

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