Kelli worked for five years to achieve her dream—and now her house payment is less than what she paid in rent.
“Homeownership is the ultimate sign of stability. For years I dreamt of a place that is all mine, where I would have independence, where my children and their children will create memories. Proud Ground made that dream a reality.”
Kelli’s newly renovated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1600 square foot home in the Mill Park neighborhood was just $115,000. And one of the best parts? Kelli’s monthly house payments are less than what she was paying in rent. Partners Portland Housing Bureau and Community Frameworks’ Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) helped make Kelli’s home affordable; other partners in Kelli’s homebuying process were Umpqua Bank and the African American Alliance for Homeownership.
“Proud Ground helped me keep my eye on the prize. Through working together and with much determination on both sides I have achieved my goal!
“I have a relationship with Proud Ground that words can’t describe; our common goal made us more like family. Proud Ground will stand by you through everything until you achieve your goal. They will help in any way they can, with one-on-one counseling sessions, through letting you vent frustrations—and then they help deal with the source of the frustration! Proud Ground helps with the entire home buying process, they help you smile when you don’t feel like smiling. The support is tremendous.”
When asked about any changes now that she’s a homeowner, Kelli’s list included an addition to the family, “I want a little dog and I’m going to name her Porsche.”