Success Story: Renaissance Helps Single Mom Overcome Financial Setbacks and Become a Homeowner

As a single mother, Kathleen Duprey has worked hard to support her children, but an early homeownership experience led to years of financial hardship. She was fortunate to have family to rent from, and often live with, but she always wondered how and when she would ever be able to have her own home again.

Kathleen’s sister-in-law told her about Renaissance Community Loan Fund and how they help those with less than perfect credit and limited income become homeowners. She was hesitant to take the step for fear of being turned down for the program, but after 5 years, she knew it was time to start again on her own. “My two children are the reason I went for it,” said Duprey. “And I thank God every day that I did. Renaissance not only works with all applicants, but they welcome you and are excited for you, no matter what your financial challenges may be. The entire process was a wonderful experience, from the first call, to the homebuyer class, to the closing table.”
Through Renaissance’s Dream Fund, a Home Purchase Advisor worked closely with Kathleen to help her overcome her fears of becoming a homeowner, all while working through the financial issues that were blocking her path to homeownership. In addition, the “Project Reinvest: Homeownership” program that Renaissance offers provided Kathleen with an additional $10,500 of down payment assistance toward her mortgage loan. New homeowner Kathleen has never been happier. “I want to thank Renaissance for giving me the opportunity to do what I thought was the impossible… and realize dreams do come true!”

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