“This is a great thing for us. This isn’t just an investment, it’s a home. Now we look forward to getting to know our neighbors and building new friendships in the area. We also want to be proactive in our community, not just reactive. By being homeowners, we will be better able to do this.” -Greg Rodrigues
Thanks to funding provided by the City of Beaverton and Community Frameworks’ Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program, Greg and Patty Rodrigues, and daughters Kayla and Chloe, are happy new residents of Beaverton’s Five Oaks neighborhood.
Greg earns a decent living working for Vestas American Wind Technology; he and Patty can qualify for a mortgage, but not one for $195,050 (the market-rate priceof their new home). Their $127,000 mortgage, however, is just right.
Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle is pleased about the decision to work with Proud Ground’s program, “We are very excited to partner with Proud Ground to increase affordable homeownership opportunities in our community,” said Mayor Doyle. “The city’s investment in a property will result in affordable homeownership for multiple families for decades to come.”
Patty is excited about their new neighborhood and schools, “I enjoy volunteering in Kayla’s and Chloe’s classrooms, and I plan to do the same at the girls’ new school. When we were house-hunting, we liked what we saw in Beaverton. Good schools, and lots of nature & parks.”
Nine-year-old Kayla can’t wait to live in their new house, “We even have a bonus room!” she exclaims. As for six-year-old Chloe, “I get my own room! I am very, very, very, very excited!”