Empowering Our Neighbors
We, at The Neighbor Project, work to empower our neighbors by building generational wealth through homeownership and financial empowerment. We do that by teaching how to improve your credit score, guiding you through the homebuying process, providing resources for home repairs, and so much more!
Aurora Financial Empowerment Center
The Aurora FEC offers FREE One-On-One Professional Financial Counseling. Professionally trained counselors empower you to manage your finances by teaching you how to reduce debt, increase savings, build/improve credit, and access safe banking products. (Learn More)
Schedule a FREE Coaching Session or call (630) 256-4552
Networked Savings Program
Are you looking to buy a house in Aurora within the next 2 yrs? The Networked Savings Programs makes it possible for a working family to save for a down payment on a home—while paying the same rent that they’ve already been paying. This is a 2-year residential program for individuals and families who are hoping to purchase their first home in the Aurora, IL community.
Eligible families will move into one of The Neighbor Project’s apartments (located on the east and west sides of Aurora). They will pay market rate rent, but a portion of their monthly rent payment will be deposited into a savings account to be used as a down payment for a house. The savings will be returned to the family at the end of their program. At the end of the 2-year program, families will save what equals about 1 full years’ worth of rent – between $10k-$16k!
Homebuyer Education Program
Are you ready to become a homeowner? That’s a fantastic goal. Homeownership is a powerful tool, creating stability for your family and your community (read more about the power of homeownership here). But, how do you get there? What are the steps needed to qualify for a home loan and buy a house? Our Homebuyer Education Program gives you the knowledge you’ll need to purchase—and keep—your home. We will walk with you through each step of the home buying process, helping you discover how to leverage your income into an asset. (Learn More)
Home Repairs & Foreclosure Prevention
Do you need to make home repairs or are you looking for options to prevent foreclosure? Being a homeowner is an ongoing journey—and those who own homes are not immune to unexpected economic shocks. Our Post-Purchase programs provided you with the resources and information you need to for home repairs and foreclosure prevention. (Learn More)