Georgia Dream Homeownership - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Georgia Dream Homeownership

June 7, 2007

Albany - The American dream of owning your own home is possible, even for folks who earn less than $40,000 a year. Want to know how?

Since she was 16, Kimberly Thomas has been renting. "By renting, we had to move every so often," she said. But now she wants to be settled, in her own home, with her family. "It would mean a lot," said Kimberly. "It would mean a lot to be able to say this is mine, instead of renting." And a lot to her little ones. "My mom don't have to be depressed anymore and we can just live as a family," said 12-year old Johnterius Wallace.

That's why she's interested in the Georgia dream home ownership program. "It's all about being financially responsible," said Thomas.

A step in a direction, Kimberly never thought she would take. "We have a lot of people who never dreamed they could own a home," said Cassandra Miller. But, listen to this deal: Households that pull in less than $36,000 a year, can get a 30 year, fixed rate loan at just 5.8%, plus they can also receive help with a down payment and 100% financing.

"We want to make sure that they know what they're getting into and that they don't get in over their head," said Djuan Blue.

But that's why Kimberly is ahead of the game. Getting her finances in order, and rebuilding her credit, so that she can build a dream for her family. "Taking responsibility. That's what I'm doing now, taking responsibility," she said.

"It would mean the world just to see my momma smile," said 10-year old Javarius Wallace. And smile she will, especially when she crosses that threshold.

Want more info?  Dial 229-317-0507, or click here.

comments: news@walb.com?subject=GeorgiaDreamHomeownership

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Students paint home for Albany family

    Students paint home for Albany family

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:18:44 GMT
    Student volunteers painting home (Source: WALB)Student volunteers painting home (Source: WALB)

    Students have traveled from Nashville to Albany this week to volunteer. 

    More >>

    Students have traveled from Nashville to Albany this week to volunteer. 

    More >>
  • City leaders to draft model for opioid epidemic

    City leaders to draft model for opioid epidemic

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-06-27 23:05:48 GMT
    Dice explains fentanyl is the most potent opioid to city leaders (Source: WALB)Dice explains fentanyl is the most potent opioid to city leaders (Source: WALB)

    Local health leaders are stepping to the front lines to fight the drug epidemic face on. 

    More >>

    Local health leaders are stepping to the front lines to fight the drug epidemic face on. 

    More >>
  • Rainfall Gauge

    Rainfall Gauge

    Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 3.52"; Normal for the Month 5.21"; Yearly Total 22.52"; -/+ Year to Date -5.66".

    More >>

    Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 3.52"; Normal for the Month 5.21"; Yearly Total 22.52"; -/+ Year to Date -5.66".

    More >>
Powered by Frankly