NeighborWorks of Pueblo
Established in 1977, NeighborWorks of Pueblo is a private non-profit organization.Our mission is to revitalize Pueblo’s older neighborhoods and assist families with homeownership.
From the beginning, NeighborWorks has recognized that owning a home is the American dream.When families own their home the money they spend each month is an investment in their future, not a landlord's. In 1996, NeighborWorks began the Affordable Housing Program to help Pueblo's working families fulfill the dream of owning their own home. NeighborWorks’ comprehensive homebuyer education is part of a long-term solution to a problem; not a hand out, but a hand up.
NWP has worked to revitalize neighborhoods all over Pueblo providing:
- Rehabilitation of more than 1,000 homes.
- Construction of 119 new homes.
- Community volunteer projects such as Operation Paintbrush, which has resulted in 522 homes painted for the low-income, elderly, and disabled population throughout Pueblo.
- Resident Leadership training has assisted the Eiler Heights Neighborhood Association in recruiting members, the formation of their 501(c)(3) neighborhood organization and continued access to community building resources.
Since 1996, NWP has provided assistance to families to achieve their dreams of homeownership:
- Pre-purchase counseling to 2,550 families in affordable homeownership.
- Financing assistance to more than 1,061 families Inspection of 1,059 homes for structural, health and safety issues.
- Foreclosure counseling to 1,183 homeowners in danger of losing their biggest investment – their home.
- Of those participating in foreclosure counseling, there were nearly 500 positive outcomes. While working with our counselors, home owners were able to exit the property on their terms or change the terms of their loan to fit within their budget.