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Since its inception in 1981, NeighborWorks Southern Mass (NWSOMA) has grown from a small revitalization program based in a single neighborhood in Quincy into a highly respected regional organization working in more than 25 communities across Southeastern Massachusetts. Each year, NWSOMA provides a wide variety of affordable housing opportunities, financial education and coaching services to hundreds of low-and moderate-income residents.

In recent years, NWSOMA has:

  • Educated 7,000+ prospective homebuyers
  • Assisted nearly 3,000 buyers in purchasing their first home
  • Offered foreclosure prevention counseling to 2,200+ homeowners
  • Provided personal finance training to 1,000+ households
  • Helped 1,000+ homeowners make necessary repairs to their homes
  • Provided lead paint abatement loans to 250+ homes

US Veteran Finds A Home

David Ortega is a retired sergeant and Iraq War veteran, Ortega lives with his wife and four children in a four-bedroom, single-family Quincy home that NeighborWorks® Southern Mass and the City of Quincy purchased and renovated for veterans’ housing in 2013. Before they moved in, David and his family were homeless. “As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I am truly grateful for being able to provide my family with a safe and comfortable home,” Ortega said. “NeighborWorks® has just been awesome: My kids love the house, they have friends that sleep over and play in the backyard. It’s just been amazing. I could not ask for more.”
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