ELKINS, W.Va. — The HomeOwnership Center, Inc. (HOC) will highlight the success and progress of its community impact during a weeklong celebration of neighborhood improvement activities nationally recognized as NeighborWorks Week (NWW).
During NeighborWorks Week, June 3 to June 10, HOC and other NeighborWorks network organizations across the country will celebrate the achievements of communities and how, together with NeighborWorks America, they are empowering communities for success and enhancing lives. This year’s theme is “Empowering Communities for Success”.
“Each year, we look forward to celebrating NeighborWorks Week as it has always been a special moment for us to engage in community outreach and bring awareness of what HOC has offered to our communities over the years,” said HOC Executive Director Kate Somers. “This NWW is particularly special as we are celebrating HOC’s 25th anniversary. We’re really looking forward to highlighting the impact HOC has had in our communities – the 1175 first time homebuyers we’ve served and the 4600 households who have benefitted from our financial counseling and education services – and the fact that we’ve been able to do this in large part because of the tremendous resources and support NeighborWorks America has consistently provided to HOC.”
For this year’s NWW, HOC will host Open Office Hours to the public from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Folks interested in learning more about HOC’s services and loan options or the homebuying process can stop by the office without making an appointment.
A Facebook Live event will also be streamed at 12 p.m. on HOC’s Facebook page. HOC staff will answer questions about the current housing market, the homebuying process, its community impact and more. This will allow staff to have a discussion on these various topics and provide a different perspective on why HOC’s staff continues to be homebuying experts. You can find more details on this event on HOC’s Facebook page.
During past NeighborWorks Weeks, HOC has held a community resource fair, hosted an open house event at Highland Meadows, gifted birdhouses to local assisted living facilities and so much more.
HomeOwnership Center, Inc. is part of the national NeighborWorks network, an affiliation of nearly 250 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Throughout the year, NeighborWorks network organizations empower people to take steps to reach their goals, such as make their community safer, find and maintain secure housing, and ensure financial stability, which leads to thriving, healthier communities. In fiscal year 2022, the NeighborWorks network provided 415,777 housing and counseling services; created 18,775 new homeowners; and owned and/or managed 204,916 rental homes.