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NeighborsCare

We are launching a new initiative to work alongside local organizations and business to provide direct resources and support to underrepresented communities as a collaborative effort as NeighborsCare. Your involvement with us is an opportunity for your organization to join other individuals, organizations, and coalitions in our community to work together to make an impactful difference in the live of our neighbors.

Upcoming Projects

Community Yard Cleanup & Block Party will be held on Saturday, June 11th, at designated homes in Del Paso Heights. NeighborsCare partners will work alongside residents to provide labor and tools to beautify impoverished blocks from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Immediately following, we will host a community block party for the residents to provide additional resources, promote neighborhood safety, and encourage “community” from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Community participation and sponsorship is essential to creating a significant impact. 

 

We need the following to ensure the success of the event:

 

                 Volunteers to assist in yard cleanup

                 Donated yard tools, supplies, and equipment

                 Monetary donations for the purchase of additional resources

                 Community Resource sponsors to provide resources/services to the community

 

If you are interested in partnering with us please complete our registration form below and someone from our team will reach out to you with more information based on your selections. As a thank you for your participation and to commemorate your partnership with NeighborsCare, we will share your support before and during our event via social media and marketing materials.

 

Community Resources

NeighborWorks Sacramento is committed to investing and over the next several years, seeks to build 30 homes for homeownership.

Affordable homeownership opportunities are absolutely essential to strong communities. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic it is more important than ever to invest in homeownership to build wealth and equity in Del Paso Heights. This community development project requires a comprehensive strategy in order to make these homes affordable to the current residents of the neighborhood, while making Del Paso Heights a resilient, anti-displacement neighborhood.

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Home Ownership Counseling

Pre-Purchase Counseling

We provide one-on-one counseling sessions for community members who want to purchase a home. During a session, we first look at your readiness to get a mortgage. This involves reviewing your credit report, developing a budget, and discussing the affordability of a mortgage versus a rent payment. Once you feel ready for a mortgage your counselor will help guide you through the process of purchasing, which may include discussing financing and down payment options, explaining how to put together your home buying team, reviewing closing costs, and much more. After each session, we will send you an action plan with specific steps you can take to get closer to your dream of owning a home.

Signing Up

To get started with pre-purchase counseling, the first step is to take our Intro to Home Buying class. This class goes over the basics of purchasing your first home, and is an orientation to Pre-Purchase Counseling.

You can signup for Intro to Home Buying here:

After you have completed the class, our Intake Team will work with you to signup for your first one-on-one appointment.

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Home Ownership Counseling

Post-Purchase Counseling

We also have one-on-one counseling sessions available for current homeowners who are seeking support.

Our counselors can assist with several topics, including home maintenance, disaster preparedness, property tax, homeowners insurance, HOA and special assessments, refinancing, and selling a home.

(Please note, if you are having trouble making your mortgage payment, we have a separate service called foreclosure prevention counseling. Click here to learn more about Foreclosure Prevention.

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Down Payment Assistance

SHRA Welcome Home Post-Purchase Session

NeighborWorks Sacramento provides a one-hour post-purchase session for new homeowners who purchased through SHRA’s Welcome Home program.

During this session, your counselor will review your budget as a new homeowner, review your Closing Disclosure with you, and answer any questions.

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Oak Park Farmer’s Market

Facts & Figures

We have more than 40 vendors between small farmers, artisans, food trucks, and more. All of our vendors are located within 150 miles of Oak Park, and nearly 80% are within 50 miles. Every week, we provide activities for kids and families and live entertainment!

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EBT Match

For every EBT dollar you spend, you get $1 free!

EBT/CalFresh and WIC are both accepted at the Oak Park Farmers Markets. Our EBT Incentive Program allows us to match customers dollar for dollar when they use their EBT/CalFresh card at our information booth. We match up to $20 per transaction and there is no limit to the number of transactions. Our EBT tokens never expire.

Origins

Since our founding in 1987, NeighborWorks Sacramento has been serving Oak Park. Over the last 34 years, food security has consistently been a major challenge for residents. In 2010, we decided to address it. Working with community leaders, and the City of Sacramento, we opened the first Farmers Market in Sacramento to accept EBT as a form of payment.

But we didn’t stop there, we raised funds to institute a matching dollar program, so that for every EBT dollar a family spent on fresh foods, we matched a dollar. This doubled the buying power of families, putting more food on the table!

Over the last 11 years, the Oak Park Farmers Market has sold over 475,000 pounds of produce in it’s 11 year history, and served 12,000 EBT families. It has won several awards and recognitions, and in 2017 was recognized by the California State Senate of excellence in service.

Questions

Today, Oak Park is a food desert. It’s last grocery store, Food Source, closed in March of 2020. Now, The Oak Park Farmers Market is the only source of fresh, affordable foods for a neighborhood of over 16,000 people! This resource is critical for families who struggle with food security. If you want to contribute to keep the market running and provide matching EBT dollars for families, click here!

Your Counselor WILL Do

Help you develop a monthly budget to achieve your savings goals.

Run a free copy of your credit report and review it with you.

Share information about financing, refinancing, down payment assistance.

Share down payment assistance programs provided by the Lending Department at NeighborWorks.

Guide you when choosing Real Estate Agents, Lenders and other housing professionals.

Give you advice on how to find a home for sale in your price range.

Send you an Action Plan and follow up on your progress.

10% of the Work.

Origins

Since our founding in 1987, NeighborWorks Sacramento has been serving Oak Park. Over the last 34 years, food security has consistently been a major challenge for residents. In 2010, we decided to address it. Working with community leaders, and the City of Sacramento, we opened the first Farmers Market in Sacramento to accept EBT as a form of payment.

But we didn’t stop there, we raised funds to institute a matching dollar program, so that for every EBT dollar a family spent on fresh foods, we matched a dollar. This doubled the buying power of families, putting more food on the table!

Over the last 11 years, the Oak Park Farmers Market has sold over 475,000 pounds of produce in it’s 11 year history, and served 12,000 EBT families. It has won several awards and recognitions, and in 2017 was recognized by the California State Senate of excellence in service.

Your Counselor WON’T

Dictate where you should or shouldn’t spent.

Give you a copy of your credit report (there’s a law against it).

Determine whether you qualify for a loan or program.

Qualify you for a NeighborWorks Loan or make a special recommendation to the lending department on your behalf.

Refer you to specific professionals.

Provide listings on homes.

Hound you to make sure you are following the action plan.

YOU CAN

Make the final decisions on how you will spend and save.

Order a copy of your credit report with the number we provide.

Use the information about programs to decide which might work best for you.

Review NeighborWorks products alongside the other referrals provided by your counselor. If you decide the NeighborWorks product is right for you, apply for the loan with NeighborWorks’ Lending Department to see if you qualify.

Research Housing Professionals and choose a team that best serves your needs.

Research homes in your price range.

Work on your action items, and keep communicating with your counselor. 90% of the Work.

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Our Strategies

We believe everyone should have a strong community to live in, work and grow up.

We have simple strategies to achieve our big goals:

Education & Counseling

Housing Development

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Education & Counseling

Knowledge is power. As a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, we provide one-on-one housing counseling and group education. Passing on this knowledge enables hundreds of underrepresented community members a year to purchase a home, maintain their home, and begin to build wealth.

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Housing Development

In the Sacramento region, one of the biggest challenges for residents to purchase housing is simply that there are not enough to go around. The housing shortage means that there are not enough homes on the market for the number of people who want to buy them. This drives the prices up for home sales, but also impacts rent prices. To combat the housing shortage, we build homes that we can sell at affordable prices.

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Empowerment

NeighborWorks Sacramento is dedicated to working with communities, providing critical resources like housing and housing education. We don’t sop there, though. We work side-by-side with community residents, connect them politically, and train them to lead the way. This way, the progress in the community will sustain.

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Advocacy

Finally, we advocate for our communities. There are a lot of important issues out there that affect people’s lives. Unfortunately, housing and food security are too often overlooked. As experts in these fields, we work to educate decision makers in the public sector and elected officials so that more resources can by directed to these areas.

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Our Strategies

We believe everyone should have a strong community to live in, work and grow up.

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2020

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Education & Counseling

Knowledge is power. As a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, we provide one-on-one housing counseling and group education. Passing on this knowledge enables hundreds of underrepresented community members a year to purchase a home, maintain their home, and begin to build wealth.

Year of
2021

60%

Housing Development

In the Sacramento region, one of the biggest challenges for residents to purchase housing is simply that there are not enough to go around. The housing shortage means that there are not enough homes on the market for the number of people who want to buy them. This drives the prices up for home sales, but also impacts rent prices. To combat the housing shortage, we build homes that we can sell at affordable prices.