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Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:52


Many Mckinnion,

“I’m a single mom of two who lived in a small two bedroom apartment for 20 years. All my life I dreamed about becoming a homeowner, but due to financial burdens I wasn’t able to find a decent home in my price range. However, that was all about to change when I heard about NeighborWorks Salt Lake and their big emphasis on education. Through proper counseling I was able to qualify for the Neighborhood Lift grant for first time homebuyers and purchase a NWSL newly constricted home! As a new homeowner I take pride in creating a positive and uplifting life for my children and for my neighborhood.”

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Real Estate Development

NeighborWorks® Salt Lake provides new and rehabilitated housing units for a mixed income population increasing the number of owner-occupied units in its service areas. New and rehabilitated housing serves as a foundation and catalyst for neighborhood revitalization and increased stability.

Reinvestment Statistics

Since 1977, NeighborWorks® Salt Lake has:

  • Developed more than 25 acres of blighted land.
  • Constructed 214 new homes.
  • Rehabilitated more than 500 homes.
  • Produced a 155-unit multifamily apartment complex.
  • Secured approximately 5 acres for future development.
  • Facilitated millions of dollars for construction and economic development.

Development Goals

  • Acquire vacant land and buildings as a strategy of controlled development.
  • Identify and evaluate potential housing development.
  • Market developments through signage, real estate relationships, the NeighborWorks® Salt Lake website, and community outreach.
  • Provide attractive, affordable housing in a variety of types, sizes, and styles.
  • Promote architecture that complements the neighborhood.
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Feature Developments

Argyle Court

Argyle Court Recipient of the Envision Utah Governor’s Quality Growth Award for Excellence in Implementation of a Quality
argylecourtArgyle Court (640 West 300 North) was originally developed between 1915-1925 as a small subdivision of eighteen bungalows. Over the years, investors bought many of the properties but did not maintain them. As a result, the rental homes began to deteriorate and eventually became uninhabitable with tenants living in deplorable conditions. Many houses were boarded-up, graffiti-covered havens for crime, and were inhabited by transient populations. The area was a major source of blight in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

When NeighborWorks® Salt Lake relocated to Salt Lake City’s Fairpark area in 1990 to serve its third neighborhood, the residents were concerned with the run-down areas of the community and identified the Guadalupe neighborhood as a priority. The residents believed the high crime and dilapidated rentals on Argyle Court needed to be addressed in order to make a positive impact on the community.
From 1990 to 1995, NeighborWorks® Salt Lake purchased most of the properties through bankruptcy sales then purchased the remaining properties from individuals. The existing homes were substandard, with no running water or electricity. The structures were not salvageable, so the properties were razed to make room for a new development of mixed-income, single-family dwellings.

Community meetings were held to discuss the type of design and development desired by Fairpark residents. The residents identified design elements from existing homes in the Fairpark community that they wanted to include in the Argyle designs, such as front porches, high-pitched roofs, and rear or detached garages. NeighborWorks® Salt Lake and the community agreed that the development should be mixed-income because the Fairpark community was over represented with low-income housing. Based on input from the community, the design and subdivision plans were finalized – a process that took about twelve months to complete.

The next challenge was finding a developer willing to build in a neighborhood with a negative reputation. Unable to secure a Salt Lake builder, NeighborWorks® Salt Lake convinced a custom homebuilder from Utah County to take on the construction project. NeighborWorks® Salt Lake broke ground in mid-1996 and completed the project in 1998.

The new homes were designed to blend in with the neighborhood’s existing homes while providing amenities expected by today’s homeowner. Twelve lots were created in place of the original eighteen, and the new lots measure about 54’x75’. The homes are approximately 1600 square feet, with each model varying from the others. Each homes has three bedrooms, 2½ baths, double-pane windows, central air conditioning, 2”x6” exterior wall construction for thick insulation, and a two-car attached garage. Using a design concept with a vision of creating a friendly, inviting atmosphere, all garages are located at the back of the property and the homes’ wide porches face the street.

Argyle Court was Salt Lake’s first mixed-income development. To ensure successful homeownership and neighborhood stability, homeowners participated in NeighborWorks® Salt Lake's First-Time Homebuyer education courses. The courses provide pre- and post-purchase counseling on topics such as debt, money management, banking, closing documents, and home maintenance.

The successful development of twelve homes at Argyle Court has created a wonderful foundation for future mixed-income neighborhoods and has established spacious housing for Salt Lake City’s Westside community. 


Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:50

Homeownership Services

Homeownership Services is dedicated to making the dream of owning a home possible for everyone! We can help you buy it, fix it, and keep it!

We provide:

· Housing Counseling Services

· Homebuyer Education

· Loan Products

· Foreclosure Prevention Services

With our HUD-approved education and counseling services, along with flexible lending products, NeighborWorks Salt Lake is your one-stop shop for homeownership!

Email us:

Call us: 801-539-1590

Visit our Salt Lake Office: 622 West 500 North

Visit our Murray Office: 4643 Poplar Street (60 East)

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Community Engagement

Neighborhood revitalization is more than bricks and mortar. Strong and sustainable neighborhoods are only achievable if we invest in the development of community stakeholders. Community Building and Organizing (CBO) helps develop and provide leadership to build a stronger community through various programs such as: the Westside Leadership Institute, YouthWorks™, and through special events such as Paint Your Heart Out and NeighborWorks Week.

For more information contact and check out our Community Building & Organizing page.

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YouthWorks™ is a community-based program that assists youth ages 14-18 in a pre-employment training and life skills building environment. Within this environment, the youth have a wide array of experiences in which to practice the skills they learn - everything from drug and alcohol prevention to healthy family life styles, and from resume writing to community service. While youth learn these skills and give back to the community, they earn a bi-monthly stipend of $200 when required amount of hours is complete.
YouthWorks™ provides skill development in two areas:

  • Life skills development - resistance strategies, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, communication, goal setting, planning and implementation, team building, positive peer interaction.
  • Employment skills development - project assessment, planning, development and implementation, cost breakdowns, budgeting, time management and organization, resume writing, public speaking and computer training.

Youth participate daily through real work experiences that contribute to the revitalization and beautification of the community. Projects include concrete, rough framing, finish carpentry, painting, landscaping, art murals, fence building, event set-up, clean-up and fundraising.

The YouthWorks™ program serves to "Do No Harm" and provides opportunities to emerging youth who need positive support in the community, at school, with family and wit h peers. The program is designed for youth who are overcoming substance use, gang involvement, court recidivism, school failure and negative family and peer relations.

YouthWorks Program Objectives and Outcomes:

  • 90% school attendance and passing grades
  • Terminate court involvement
  • Increased pro-social alternative activities
  • Increase drug and alcohol awareness
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If you have questions about the program, contact YouthWorks™ Salt Lake Director Jenn Sanchez at (801) 539-1590 ext. 122 or 

Find YouthWorks™ Salt Lake on Facebook.

YouthWorks Fall 2015 Boys Crew Final Pics 142

Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:49

We Can Help you Keep It

Foreclosure Prevention

Foreclosure is never a subject any of us want to discuss, but there are options available. It is crucial that you contact your loan servicer to first discuss your situation with them. The only people that can modify your loan items are your lender or servicer. A HUD-approved counseling agency will not charge you for their services and will help you prepare the workout agreement packet to send to your lender or servicer.

Unless you already have a sale date on your foreclosure, it is imperative that you take advantage of the guidance NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s foreclosure prevention services can provide for you.

Contact us today to find out what services we currently have available.

Be cautious of loan modification scams! Refer to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website for a list of certified agencies or call 1-888-995-HOPE.

Email us:

Call us: 801-539-1590

Visit our Salt Lake Office: 622 West 500 North

Visit our Murray Office: 4643 Poplar Street (60 East)

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:49

We Can Help You Fix It

Home Improvement Loans

The upkeep of a home is extremely important to maintain a healthy and safe environment, but even the smallest fixtures can become very expensive.

NeighborWorks Salt Lake can provide you with an affordable home improvement loan to help you renew and restore your home.

With a home improvement loan you can:

· Increase the value in your home

· Modernize your home at an affordable rate – with an affordable payment

· Get expert help in managing the work

NeighborWorks Salt Lake specializes in health, safety, and code issues, however your home may qualify for further assistance based on inspection, circumstances, and funding availability!

Salt Lake City Home Improvement Loan Description 

Murray City Home Improvement Loan Description 

Call us: 801-539-1590

Visit our Salt Lake Office: 622 West 500 North

Visit our Murray Office: 4843 Poplar Street (60 east)

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We Can Help You Buy It

Is owning a home in your near future? Or do you want to own a home but have little guidance on where/how to start? NeighborWorks Salt Lake can help!

NeighborWorks Salt Lake is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency specializing in providing exceptional products and services to all families who are serious about homeownership. From the day you walk into our office to the day you set foot in your new home, our housing counselors and loan officers are certified to assist you every step of the way.

Email us:

Call us: 801-539-1590

Visit our Salt Lake office: 622 West 500 North

Visit our Murray Office: 4843 Poplar Street (60 east)

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Counseling Services

NeighborWorks Salt Lake’s Counseling Services are open to anyone across the state of Utah!


Homeownership (pre-purchase/post-purchase)

Financial Capability

Foreclosure Prevention


Application: Free

Pre-purchase initial meeting: Free

Pre-purchase counseling: Free

Post-purchase counseling: Free

Financial Fitness Class: Free

Credit Report Fee: $15 (per person, no minimum credit score required)

You do not have to be a first-time homebuyer to participate in any of our counseling services.

Homebuyer Education

Our Homebuyer Education course is primarily offered online at eHomeAmerica and is supplemented with an in-person counseling session.

In-person classes may be offered on an as-needed basis.

Down Payment Assistance

Down payment assistance may be available based on funding availability.

Current down payment assistance programs:

Programs are currently not available; please check back at a later time.

Email us:

Call us: 801-539-1590

Visit our Salt Lake Office: 622 West 500 North

Visit our Murray Office: 4643 Poplar Street (60 East)

Thursday, 09 April 2015 12:47

Fact Sheet

For FY 2016...

Community Based Economic Development

Collaborates with local businesses to enhance properties, attract new business and increase economic investment.

· Hosted Get into the Jordan River signature event.

· Secured $20,000 for the North Temple Banner Program.

· Deployed $28,000 in Façade Improvement Grant and secured $90,000 in new facade funds for Westside businesses.

· Facilitated a $3 million dollar restaurant expansion with the RDA.

· Filled three vacant buildings with tenants on 800 W North Temple.

Community Building and Organizing

Creates opportunities for residents to build leadership skills to engage in responding to community needs.

· Over 2500 volunteer hours donated, valued at over $45,000.

· 14 houses painted and $23,000 donated to our annual Paint Your Heart Out charity event.

· 45 graduates from the Westside Leadership Institute resulting in $4,500 in project grants deployed in the community.

· 17 residents participated in the National NeighborWorks America Community Learning Institute resulting in a $4,000 investment in community impact projects.


A neighborhood based program that assists youth ages 14-18 in hands-on, pre-employment and life-skills training.

· 34 youth graduated from the program.

· Teams completed 24 community service projects valued at $41,000 of in kind hours.

· Participants completed 720 hours of construction training.

· High school attendance averaged 86% with grades averaging 74% while in the program.

Home Ownership Services

Offers pre-purchase counseling, homebuyer education, 1st and 2nd mortgages and home improvement loans.

· Funded 4 mortgages for a total investment of $138,495.

· Facilitated 120 loans for an investment of $11,478,633.

· 98 Clients completed over 880 hours of Homebuyer Education.

· 147 clients attended Pre-purchase Counseling.

Real Estate Development

Renovates problem properties, develops vacant land, and builds affordable and market rate, single and multifamily housing.

· Rehabilitated 10 real estate owned properties, valued at $2,062,600.

· Sold 4 single family residential homes, valued at $735,000.

· Strategically acquired 3 problem properties, valued at $560,000.

· Invested $2,000,040 of $5,800,000 in Marmalade Court’s 30-unit development.