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Sustaining Goals

By Chris Qualls For 25 years, NeighborWorks Waco has served Central Texas, striving to build stronger neighborhoods through homeownership, quality rental housing and community-building initiatives. Our vision is and has been that through our organization, and its collaborations, the greater Central Texas area is filled with vibrant, thriving communities. Our staff, board, volunteers, partners, and…

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25th Anniversary Awards

By Chris Qualls Fall of 2018 marked our 25th anniversary. We have loved serving Central Texas, building stronger neighborhoods, and helping families achieve their dreams of homeownership. For a quarter of a century, we have built our foundation, developed numerous facets of business, and fine-tuned our abilities to serve clients and develop communities. Much of…

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Chair’s Message

By Jose R. VillanuevaChair of the Board This newsletter celebrates several areas of our success, community engagement and new initiatives. It is a good snapshot of our current work in Waco and Central Texas. Despite the disfunction of federal appropriations, NeighborWorks Waco is doing great things. We are launching our endowment fund to plan for…

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Executive Insights

By Roy Nash, President/CEO, NeighborWorks Waco Housing affordability is a challenge we work on every day at NeighborWorks Waco.  How do we keep houses affordable for our clients when home prices are sharply increasing, mortgage rates are swelling, and wages are not keeping up with the rise in prices? The National Association of Home Builders/Wells…

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People First

By Chris Qualls, LMSW September 5, 2018 American history is something of a mixed bag. Like all great stories, there are ups and downs. Forming a representative democracy upon the idea of individual freedom is a particularly good moment in the arching trajectory of American history. The fact that representation and freedoms were designated only…

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Taking Root in Waco

While moving out of your parents house before the age of twenty is not uncommon, it proves to be a bit more challenging when trying to balance that new independence with a college degree, two jobs, and your first child. However, Gerika is a proud, 25-year-old college graduate, employee, mother, and homeowner who lives in…

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Hammers & Heels 2018

Four years ago, NeighborWorks Waco began offering “Hammers & Heels”, a post-purchase workshop in partnership with local Home Depot locations. NeighborWorks Waco is always looking for new and better ways to build stronger neighborhoods through homeownership, quality rental housing and community-building initiatives, and have worked hard to increase the success and reach of Hammers and…

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Saving For A Different Future

In November 2017, NeighborWorks Waco started a new limited run program- Project SAVER. Project SAVER was designed to help 30 participants rebuild credit and start a pattern of saving by offering a financial incentive for those who successfully followed program guidelines and completed on time! In July, we had our first three successful graduates of…

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Project Homeless Connect – Summer Edition 2018

Earlier this summer, NeighborWorks Waco partnered with the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition to bring the second annual Project Homeless Connect – Summer Edition to the homeless population of Waco! Despite falling on one of the hottest the days of the year, there was a great turnout of both vendors and participants, with over 15…

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