“I told my best friend that Proud Ground has provided me with something I never thought I would be able to have.”
As renters, Anita and her family were often on the move. In fact, they moved eight times in 10 years. And too many times they lived in substandard housing because, as a single parent, that was all Anita could afford.
Then Anita learned about Proud Ground. Anita was surprised at some of the feelings that homeownership brought up.
“There are times when I just lay in bed and think, what it will be like to be here in 10 years? 20 years? I have never been able to stay in one place for very long. When the children were growing up we moved constantly; the year my oldest son was in kindergarten, we moved five times.
“Owning a home is like the cornerstone of your life. There’s some stability for me and my children, it’s a place where they can visit – and just to know that my grandchildren have a place that they can come to is wonderful. Sometimes I wake up at night and still can’t believe it’s mine.
“We even have a dog now, Molly, a black Lab and American pit mix – and we don’t have to argue about her with the landlord. We rescued her, just like Proud Ground rescued us.”