We want to help everyone find that place they can call home.

Our mission is to develop housing opportunities, empower individuals and families, and revitalize and strengthen communities.

Our Vision

To be the first choice for housing assistance, development, and education services in Nebraska.

Our Purpose

NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was created to provide affordable housing opportunities to low-to-moderate income families and individuals. The organization manages the following four programs:

Purchase Rehab Resell Program

New Construction

Homebuyer Education

Money Management

Our History

1994–Present

1994

NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska was formed as a corporation called Elkhorn Valley Community Development Corporation.

1995

Named Roger Nadrchal as the Executive Director of the corporation, which was and still is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

1996

Designed and developed the Purchase Rehab Resell Program.

1997

Established New Construction Program with the Woodland Park and Meadow Ridge Developments.

1999

Established the Homebuyer Education curriculum and became a REACH affiliate.

2001

Celebrated a milestone – had developed our first 100 homes.

2005

Became a chartered member of NeighborWorks America.

2007

Established a second office in Columbus.

2009

Bradshaw development started.

2013

Broke ground on the Centennial Park subdivision.

2014

Launched Money Management classes and developed our 600th home.

2018

Passed $10,000,000 mark with Down Payment Assistance Loans.

2019

Celebrated 25th Anniversary. New milestone of houses developed was met, since inception 800 homes were developed through the various housing programs. Streets for Nor-Park subdivision were poured, and several housing units were started. 

2020

NWNEN was off to having a regular year of housing production until the COVID-19 Pandemic arrived.  The offices were closed part of the year, only meeting with clients electronically.  Even the pandemic was present we were able to surpass our goal of 20 homes developed through the Purchase/Rehab/Resell program.  There were 23 homes sold in 2020.  The development of Nor-Park continued its success, there were 15 Tri-Plexes, 4 Townhomes, 7 Single-Family homes and 28 Apartment Units sold or rented.  An additional 11 Single-Family homes, 4 Townhomes and 28 Apartments under construction at the end of the 2020 year.  Also, NWNEN dedicated the naming of “Ferguson Drive” in the Nor-Park Subdivision in honor of long time President/Board Member – Joe Ferguson. 

2021

Offices continued to remain open even though the COVID Pandemic continued.  All customers were served with their needs.  NWNEN became more involved in the USDA Loan Packaging Program and was approved to be a USDA Intermediary.  Two staff members received their certifications to be HUD Certified Counselors.  Production of the Purchase/Rehab/Rehab Program was slow due to the housing inventory.  We had funding and customers but continued to be a struggle to identify houses that fit the customers budget and the ability to submit offers to get accepted.  Nor-Park continued to be built out.  Discussions and plans were in process to develop a housing project on the former Courtesy Ford site in Norfolk.  The year ended with Brian Christensen being term limited on the Board of Directors and for serving President for 10 years.

Total Development

communities served

families become homeowners

households educated

million provided in down payment assistance

million value added to local real estate

Community Impact 2020

Purchase Rehab Resell Program

  • 6 communities served
  • 22 families became homeowners
  • $48,687 average household income
  • $621,445 provided in down payment assistance

Households Educated in 2020:

16 Virtual  |  22 eHome America Online  |  55 In-Person

Progress at Nor-Park Subdivision

Nor-Park Development, LLC includes NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska along with two other partners that started Nor-Park Subdivision 

Apartment Buildings
  • 1 completed & fully occupied containing 28 units
  • 1 still under construction containing 28 units
Tri-Plex Rentals
  • 15 units continue to be occupied
Townhomes
  • 4 sold & occupied
  • 4 under construction
Single-Family Homes
  • 7 sold & occupied
  • 12 under construction
Street Dedication in Nor-Park

Joe Ferguson, long-time board member, former board president, and “godfather” of economic development in Norfolk

Homebuyers Comments

“The program helped me buy a house with enough space for my family without having to stress about the down payment.” 
“NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska was very helpful from start to finish. They helped me understand more of the home buying process and helped my family repair and purchase our first home.” 
“Without your assistance, my son and I would still be homeless or switching from house to house. I appreciate all of the help given to us, and I learned a lot by taking the class. Thanks for everything.” 
“There is no way I would have been able to do this with-out the assistance provided by NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska. The class on homebuying was super useful, and the down payment assistance is the reason I own a home. Thank you! Everybody was very helpful!” 

Service Area

Property Location Requirements for Participation
  • Within the city limits of a community listed in the service area
  • Cannot be in a flood zone
  • If it was a rental unit, must have been tenant free for 6 months
  • Must be zoned residential

Staff Members

Roger Nadrchal

Chief Executive Officer
rogern@nwnen.org

Quelbin Izaguirre

Chief Operating Officer
quelbini@nwnen.org

Karen Eisenbraun

Chief Fiscal Officer
karene@nwnen.org

Mitch Borst

Housing Manager
mitchb@nwnen.org

Rena Beran

Housing Manager
renab@nwnen.org

Shay Bakenhus

Adminstrative Assistance
shayb@nwnen.org

Morgan Doupnik

Administrative Professional
morgand@nwnen.org

Board Members

NeighborWorks Northeast Nebraska is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing our communities.

Mitchell Schultze
President
Rick Chochon
Vice President
Sandy Wolfe
Board SECRETARY
Brian Bywater
Treasurer
Jake Gable
Jose Garcia
Nancy Hopp
Mayra Mendoza
Dan Poppe
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