23 May, 2015
Reclaiming Hope

RECLAIMING HOPE | Hope is the starting point for Urban Homeworks, the force that brings together low-income families, young professionals, job skill trainees, and volunteers from all walks of life into an exchange that restores homes and creates a space for neighbors to engage.


Hello new and future participants of the Land Trust CLCLT, AND URBAN HOMEWORKS.

My name is LaShonda I am a past participant of PROJECT: Reclaim.

I had a great, two year long journey to accomplish the goal of cleaning up my credit. The Build Wealth Financial Stabilization Program gave me the tools to know what to do when I was finished with the classes. I was assigned a coach and a realtor who I met with both according to plan. When it came time to look at homes I was excited and eager, but also a little hesitant to be moving so fast.

I looked at approximately four homes; the third home was completely gutted. I was nervous because I had to create a vision in my head for my home without knowing exactly how it would turn out. After looking at the fourth home, I went back to the third again and, believing in my vision, I signed a purchase agreement.

At the end of the revitalization of my home, it was beautiful. I got so much more than I expected, I completed the two year plan of contract for deed in one year and ten months. I was so proud of myself as a single Mom who wanted a home and accomplished my goal. I kept the faith and believed that no weapon formed against me would prosper.

To all future home buyers, push through your fears and anxieties. Grab ahold of your goal of becoming a homeowner.

Your future home is waiting for you; please conquer your goals.

LaShonda Washington

PROJECT: Reclaim Participant

LaShonda, like so many starting out on their path to homeownership, was nervous about the process ahead of her. With the help and encouragment of her fellow BuildWealth particpants, she is now a proud homeowner. Congratulations, LaShonda! 

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