A weekly newsletter highlighting the NeighborWorks network
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Spring is near: Prepare for homebuying season
Green circle with white text that reads: Neighborworks provided 455,100 total housing and counseling services in FY 2017.
Spring is just around the corner, bringing with it warmer weather, new blooms (pollen and allergies, for sure), longer days and more time spent outdoors. Spring also marks the start of major homebuying season for much of the country.

There are a number of resources available to help ensure buyers are financially prepared and have all of the facts about one of life's biggest decisions and investments. NeighborWorks network members provide that education, counseling and assistance.
In 2017, network organizations provided $39.2 million in down payment assistance to credit-worthy consumers—many of whom were first-time homebuyers with low and moderate incomes.
Indiana family with special-needs child swaps cramped apartment for house
A girl wearing a yellow dress has red headphones and stares at her laptop outside
The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center showed a family in Indiana that they could afford their own home for less than the cost of rent. Staff members create a financial plan for families and walk them through every step in the process.
Origin helps make homeownership reality for busy, single mom
A woman with blonde hair holds up a check and a sign that says: I bought my home with Origin SC
Programs available through NeighborWorks member Origin in Charleston, South Carolina, showed a busy college student and single mom that becoming a homebuyer was within reach.
Community conversations: Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis in Bangor, Maine
Kara Hay, CEO of Penquis wearing a white suit
As part of our coverage of Women's History Month, NeighborWorks Works discusses community development issues and trends with a few of the women at the helm of NeighborWorks organizations.

In her role as CEO of Penquis, Kara Hay leverages a unique mix of professional experience to achieve her goals for the organization and the 24,000 people Penquis serves each year.
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