NeighborWorks Great Falls began its 34th annual fund drive on Wednesday with a luncheon.
This year's goal is to raise $150,000 to help support NeighborWorks programs.
The money raised will will pay for first-time homebuyer classes, one on one housing counseling, and financial capability classes.
NeighborWorks director Sheila Rice noted, "Thirty-seven years is a long time for an organization to be in business. We've made tremendous impact in the community, we've created almost 2,000 homebuyers; we'd never be able to do that, we'd never be able to be in the rental market like we are today to serve the rental needs of Great Falls if it weren't for this community support."
The NeighborWorks website states: "The current core NWGF programs are first and second mortgages for down payment and closing costs, rehabilitation loans, due-on-sale mortgage subsidies, full-cycle homebuyer education and counseling, post-purchase education for homeowners, new construction of affordable homes, reconstruction of deteriorated homes, high school house construction, mutual self-help construction, and neighborhood revitalization projects."
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