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Housing Counseling Client Spotlight - Amy Rogers

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Housing Counseling client Amy Rogers and her family closed on their new home at 113 South Maryland on May 29, 2018.

Amy sat down with us and talked about her experience going through YNDC’s free HUD-approved Housing Counseling program. Amy rented a home on Salt Springs Road for 11 years before deciding she wanted to invest in buying a home on Youngstown’s West Side. She hoped to remain on the West Side so her children could continue going to the same school. A realtor referred her to YNDC’s Housing Counseling program after running her credit report. Amy met with Tammi and realized she only had to take a few steps to improve her credit. Her first meeting was in January and by the end of May she had closed on her new home in the Garden District Neighborhood. Amy wanted a home that had some room for improvement so that she and her family could make it their own over time. Amy’s advice for prospective homebuyers is to commit to working toward homeownership rather than renting or entering into a land contract agreement. She said the hard work and patience will pay off and that sometimes it may be easier than you think to prepare to buy a home. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us and for investing in Youngstown’s neighborhoods, Amy!