One of Lane Counties best kept secrets, in our opinion, is DevNW (formerly Nedco). A non-profit organization located in Springfield and helping the community through providing low income housing, first time home buyer assistance, help starting small businesses, and Sprout, a commercial kitchen you can rent hourly. DevNW has served thousands of people, helping them buy homes, stay in their homes, start small businesses and succeed financially. DevNW has developed—through new construction, house moves, and renovation—more than 140 quality affordable homes for low-income, first time home buyers. With their intensive home buying classes, their number of first time home buyers grows each year.
Castile Kitchen & Bath is proud to be apart of some of the amazing things this company does. Owner, Forrest Castile teaches a class on basic home maintenance at DevNW for their first time home buyers every few months. The passion that Forrest brings to the class as well as wanting to help people protect their greatest investment makes it worth going through the first time home buyer program alone. With his extensive knowledge and engaging approach he can’t help but encourage classroom questions and comments. Even people attending his home maintenance class who have a good idea about how to care for your home will learn a thing or two before the class is done.
Forrest’s passion and extensive knowledge of home construction, repair and maintenance are in full form when he volunteers for our NEDCO home ownership classes. Forrest empowers many Lane County first time home buyers, answering many technical questions with ease and illuminating clarity. - Ross Kanaga, NEDCO www.nedcocdc.org
“Just a quick note to say thank you for instructing our class last night. You did an awesome job as always! I appreciate your time, and commitment to educating our first time homebuyers / home owners with your valuable wisdom and expertise! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!" - Gary Hamilton
Well, I'm six months into being a first time home buyer and my wife (she took your class a year ago) and I have a new phase, "WWFD" aka, "what would Forrest do?" It's been an adventure for sure, but now I see firsthand the value of your class! – Ross