Howard thought he would be a renter for life.   Then he heard about Common Wealth Development’s Affordable Home Ownership Program, and he started working with a staff Howardmember, Paul.

Howard liked the idea of buying a home in the neighborhood where he works, shops, and socializes.  Though he was looking at an older home that needed work, he appreciated Paul’s expertise and guidance when it came to renovations, financing, and countless other details.

Howard said that buying this house made him think more about his future and his choices.  He started working out, running, making healthier food choices, and even planning a garden.  Howard said that just buying the house “made me become a better person.  And I couldn’t have done it without Common Wealth Development.”


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