“I just feel so happy. It’s something I’ve wanted my whole life.”

Christie’s Story

United Way THRIVE

After a divorce left her a single mother of three, Christie thought her dream of home ownership was just that—a dream.

Through United Way THRIVE, Christie took budgeting, credit counseling and homeownership courses. She learned about lenders, insurance, taxes and down payments. Christie enrolled in a matched savings program that provided a 2:1 match on the money she saved to buy a home, and she began socking away every bit she could. Finally, Christie was ready to buy a home for her family. “Walking through the doors and being able to tell my children that this is our house, this is where we’re going to live, I can’t even describe it,” she says.

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