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 with the pandemic present NWNEN was able to surpass the 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 assisted with housing

households educated

million provided in down payment assistance

million in value has been added to local real estate

Community Impact 2023

Purchase Rehab Resell Program

  • 6 communities served
  • 16 families became homeowners
  • $55,393 average household income
  • $410,500 provided in down payment assistance

Households Educated in 2023:

  78 Households

           New Construction Projects Progress for 2023

                

Phillip Ave Apts , Norfolk, NE

The Growing Together Career Scholar Program successfully brought forth a multi-use housing project which will offer 45 housing units for Wayne State College Students and seven units for interns/market rate individuals.

 The Phillip Ave Apts Ground Breaking Ceremony was held, and construction has begun.

 

 

River Fork Villas , Norfolk, NE

Through a partnership of for-profit and non-for-profit developers, a mixed-income project was created that features low-to-moderate income housing and market rate housing. This development provides 20 affordable units and 30 market rate units, with the goal of creating a diverse and healthy housing market in Norfolk.

 River Fork Villas “20 units” was completed in 2023. 

 

Homebuyers Comments

“For someone who doesn’t know much about the homebuying process, I felt very prepared as we walked through the process. Timeline of buying was a little stressful only because you can never be sure of when products would arrive. Good Program with helpful people.”

 

 

“NWNEN was very helpful and resourceful. Don’t know that we would be in a house without them.”

 

“The programs that are offered by NWNEN helped me buy a home and make the needed updates. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without their help.”

 

We loved everything that NWNEN did for us. Being first time homebuyers, Mitch was very patient with us and answered all of our questions. The Downpayment Assistance also really helped us. “

 

Comment 5

“The Knowledge gained from the class really helped ready me with the process. Also the downpayment assistance was great.”

 

Comment 6

“NeighborWorks helped me understand the process and what to look for. This helped tremendously! Would highly recommend NeighborWorks to others!”

 

Comment 7

“Extremely Useful. Everything NeighborWorks has done for me has been easy to understand & appreciated. Made the process of purchasing a home much easier & was able to learn about each aspect that goes into purchasing a home.”

 

Comment 8

Homebuying is very stressful and it was so nice to have someone to call and was able to answer the questions I had. This program makes it possible for people that may not have the capability to own a home make that goal a reality.

 

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

Program Coordinator
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
Dan Poppe
Treasurer
Jake Gable
Jose Garcia
Sandro Sandoval
Mayra Mendoza
Brian Bywater
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