NeighborWorks Laredo

Street Address:
216 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

Mailing Address:216 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78043

Phone: 956-712-9100
Fax: 956-712-9102

Guillermo Raul Ugalde, Executive Director

Contact Name: Guillermo R Ugalde
Phone: 956-712-9100

Staff Size: Full Time: 8 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Laredo-Webb, Inc. dba NeighborWorks® Laredo is a nonprofit organization established in 1991 to strengthen and revitalize Laredo area neighborhoods and communities. Its goal is to reverse patterns of disinvestment and deterioration and stabilize the housing stock by assisting families in the home buying process and the rehabilitation of older homes. This process of neighborhood reinvestment is occurring through a partnership of residents, business leaders, lending institutions, and the City of Laredo. Aside from one City operated program, NeighborWorks® Laredo is the only non-profit in the Laredo area offering such housing assistance services. NeighborWorks® Laredo is governed by a 11 member Board of Directors with membership comprised of 51% residents and 49% business/lending institution/city government. NeighborWorks® Laredo has been designated as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and is a member of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation’s national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks® Laredo is a Full-Cycle Lender Certified HomeOwnership Center and a HUD approved counseling agency.

To empower individuals and families by using all available resources to develop affordable housing opportunities, and to promote and preserve homeownership pride, which in turn will enhance neighborhood character and strengthen communities.

Total Operating Expense (9/30/2009): $670,485

Lines of Business
  • Asset and Property Management

  • Home Ownership Preservation

  • Home Ownership Promotion Services

  • Lending and Loan Portfolio Management

  • Real Estate Development

  • National NeighborWorks ® Programs
  • National Homeownership Programs

  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Provided 531 families with pre- and post- purchase housing counseling.
  • Rehabilitated or repaired 11 rental or owner occupied units (1-4 units).
  • Assisted 104 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, downpayment, closing cost or financing assistance.
  • Owned or managed 20 rental units.
  • Invested $94,980 in the community through Laredo-Webb Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.'s revolving loan fund, which leveraged $10,468,971 from conventional lenders and other sources.
  • Total direct investment in the community is $10,563,951.

  • Additional Accomplishments
    Date Additional Accomplishment
    9/30/2012 --Counseling and Education: (160) --Foreclosure Counseling: (56) --New Homebuyers: (67) --Total Investment in Laredo From New Homebuyers: ($7,534,905) --Grants Received: ($74,250) --Leverage: (101:1) --Jobs Created and Maintained: (16) --Taxes Generated: ($172,180)
    12/17/2013 _

    Community Services

  • Community Building

  •  Annual Paint the Town Event

  •  Community Outreach and Organizing

  • Financial Planning and Assistance

  •  Financial Education

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Training

  • Green Building and Home Improvement

  •  Home Maintenance Training

  • Housing Programs and Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Home Ownership Center

  •  Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Rental Housing

  • Board of Directors
    NameBoard Role/TitleSectorCompany/OrganizationJob Title
    Elizabeth AlonzoBoard Vice President; Board MemberLocal GovernmentCity of Laredo Representative 
    Jorge CedilloBoard TreasurerResidentCommunity at Large Representative 
    Luis De La GarzaBoard MemberBusinessCommunity at Large RepresentativeDLG International Real Estate and Appraiser
    Ramon EstradaBoard MemberResidentAzteca Representative 
    Flor GonzalezBoard MemberBusinessExit Realty Co.Real Estate Agent and Broker (Licensed Realtor)
    Jesus Hinojosa IIIBoard PresidentResidentSanto Nino Neighborhood Representative 
    Antonio MartinezBoard MemberResidentCommunity At Large Representative 
    Adalberto NavaBoard MemberFinancial InstitutionWells Fargo Bank - Laredo, TXSenior Vice President
    Nancy NucheBoard Member At LargeBusinessCommunity at Large RepresentativeConsultant
    Julie SaldanaBoard SecretaryResidentCommunity at Large Representative 
    Esperanza SaucedaBoard MemberNon-Profit InstitutionAzteca Economic Development Representative of Low-Income Area 
    Ignacio Urabazo, Jr.Board MemberFinancial InstitutionCommerce Bank - Laredo, TX 

    About the NeighborWorks ® Network

    The NeighborWorks® network is a nationwide network of more than 250 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.

    NeighborWorks ® America Contact Information
    District:  Rocky Mountain
    Name:  Mary H Williams
    Phone:  303-782-5251
    Toll-Free:  877-316-8881
    Fax:  303-782-5568