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October 15, 2021

Bernadette Burke on her Latest Path to Homeownership: Savviness + Stability

There are so many steps on the path toward purchasing a home! Not to mention the fire hose of emotions and questions that come with. What are you looking for? What monthly payment feels right? How are credit reports pulled? Are you and your partner on the same page? How to lock in an interest rate?  

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October 7, 2021

Five Myths about the Homebuying Process

Homebuyer education is more than just the sharing of information—it's also the correcting of misinformation. Way Finders Homeownership & Financial Education Manager Araceli Rivera shares her insight.

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September 30, 2021
September 29, 2021

One Less Stressor for Caregiver Roberto Camacho

By late September 2017, Roberto Camacho breathed a sigh of relief. Earlier that month, he had successfully helped his elderly parents relocate from their hometown of Yauco, Puerto Rico, to the one-bedroom home he was renting in Springfield, Massachusetts. Roberto had made this same move on his own several years prior, to take a job with the Gándara Center.

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September 17, 2021

Iriana Cordero - A push. A plan. A place.

Iriana Cordero, a mother of three and an accomplished baker, admittedly does not relish the spotlight. But when encouraged to reflect upon the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and what it means for her family, her face lights up.

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September 17, 2021

Mayor Sarno Provides Additional $300,000 to Way Finders for Mortgage Assistance Program

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan and Housing Director Geraldine McCafferty announced today that the City of Springfield will provide an additional $300,000 to Way Finders for the Mortgage Assistance Program. 

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September 3, 2021

Meet Sixta, a proud first-time homebuyer and 2021 FSS Program grad

Sixta, who had rented her entire life, joined the FSS Program in 2015 after receiving a letter about it from Way Finders. She knew that given some big changes in her life—a recent marriage, plans to return to the workforce after a hiatus spent caring for her mother—her income would soon be going up.  

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August 31, 2021

Busy Sparking and Activating Connections in Holyoke

What makes the difference between a “no” and a “maybe” in terms of getting residents involved in community building work? Between watching from the outside or joining the group? Between seeing a challenge as insurmountable or as something to take on with vigor?

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August 25, 2021

From overlooked to empowered: Juanita Batchelor’s efforts to stem gun violence, in honor of her son

The loss of a loved one to gun violence—whether to homicide or incarceration—forever changes the lives of those left behind. There is anger and pain, and the feeling of coming undone.

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August 17, 2021

Our place, our home: spotlight on first-time homebuyers Carlos and Sasha Nunez

For first-time homebuyers Carlos and Sasha Nunez, home is where their family has found space to play, space to grow, space to dream, and space to be. 

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