Strengthening Communities from Within

At The Neighbor Project, we help people escape debt, save money and purchase homes—so they can be full participants in their communities. We’re helping our neighbors prosper, so our neighborhoods can prosper too. We’re reclaiming the city’s greatest asset: The people who already live here.

Joseph Corporation and Emmanuel House have merged to become The Neighbor Project.

Learn More about our strategy of Strengthening Communities from Within


See how The Neighbor Project helps position working families to be the primary drivers of neighborhood revitalization by educating and preparing families to reduce their debt and begin building wealth.


Why We Do What We Do

The Neighbor Project’s work is built on three core principles:

Neighbors Build Neighborhoods

The people who could make the biggest difference in Aurora aren’t outsiders; they’re our neighbors. Research shows that ordinary working people have the greatest power to transform a city.

Assets Build Financial Freedom

For a typical working family, the difference between financial freedom and financial vulnerability isn’t lack of income—it’s lack of assets. Work should pay, but cycles of debt and disadvantage keep assets like savings or a home just out of reach for many.

We're Here to Help Each Other

Human beings were made to love their neighbors. When I set you free, I set myself free too. We need each other. And when we embrace that, we can actually change the world.

Pathways to Financial Stability

Fix Your Credit

Escape debt and build a budget with one-on-one credit counseling. Sometimes, it takes someone else to show you the way forward.

Prepare for Homeownership

Ready to buy? Homebuyer education gets you the knowledge you’ll need to purchase—and keep—your home.

Networked Savings

Whether it’s a home, college, or some other savings goal, The Neighbor Project may be able to help!

Avoid Foreclosure

Your house may be your greatest asset. The foreclosure prevention program shows you ways to keep it you may not have known about.