Margo Maxwell Story

Margo Maxwell found the NeighborWorks Boise Repair Program at a time when she needed it the very most. On the hottest day of the summer, her fernace went out. When she called to get a quote for a quote, they said it was too old to get repairs done and they estimated a new unit at $8,000-$25,000.

The Meridian Homeowner Repair Program funded Margo a grant to not only get a new fernace, they also did repairs on her fence, doors, and shower. Margo says, there is no way she could afford something like that and she doesn't know what she would have done without this program.

"They were wonderful, absolutely wonderful" -Margo

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Margo is the home base for her family, all grown and out of the house now, but a total of 7 kids and 30 grandchildren come to her home for holidays. She says they move the furniture in the living room and bring out the folding leaves for the table. The entire living room becomes the dining room.

"Home is where the soul is," Margo says. "I've been here 32 years and over that time, I have accumulated all sorts of memorabilia."

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Maxwell is known in her community for hosting ladies' nights, giving shelter to friends in need, and renting out her basement to a couple of tenants as well. Her home really is the pulse of what home means.

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