When Jessica Smith came to NeighborWorks Columbus last summer, she was a woman on a mission. A mission to transition from her overpriced rental property into a home of her own.
This would not be an easy task, but she was willing to do whatever it took. After meeting with our homeownership counselor, Ms. Smith was informed that she’d need to improve her credit before being approved to purchase a home.
She attended our financial fitness courses to enhance her budgeting & debt management skills. Ms. Smith also attended our homeownership workshops to learn the ins & outs of the homebuying process.
All of her hard work finally paid off when Ms. Smith closed on a beautiful 3-bedroom 2-bath home this past April. “It feels great being able to call something my own. It makes me feel accomplished. I feel like if I can own a home, I can do anything I put my mind to,” she said.