Sharon was looking for a new beginning after moving back to Iowa following a 20-year career in the military. When she first arrived, Sharon and her four children were homeless; living in motels and with relatives. Her apartment applications were denied because of her credit history. She was thankful when she finally found a home to rent in the Wellington Heights neighborhood and secured two jobs.Not long after moving in, AHNI purchased the home as part of the TotalChild rehabilitation efforts in Wellington Heights. AHNI staff talked to Sharon about the Homeownership Incubator Program, where a portion of her rental payment would be set aside for an eventual down payment on the home where she currently lived. Sharon became the first participant in the program and attended homeowner financial literacy classes. As part of the program, AHNI staff completely
refurbished Sharon’s home at no additional cost to her.
Visit www.affordablehousingnetwork.org to learn more about the Homeownership Incubator Program.