Ms. Yvette has overcome divorce and many obstacles in her life to not only become a self-help homeowner through Florida Home Partnership (FHP), but to prove to single mothers like herself that it’s possible to achieve the American Dream of homeownership. Through dedication and hard work Yvette was able to provide her two daughters with a place of rest and ease, a place they were able to call home.
It was 1994 when Eileen Burke picked up a flyer about a new program promoting the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Self-Help Housing program, which claimed to offer “no money down and affordable mortgage payments to income-eligible homebuyers”. Having never heard of this program before, she was hesitant, but ready to make a life change.
Justin and Mandy were a young family just starting out at the time they found the Self-Help Housing program. Like most young couples, they wanted a home where they could settle down and start building memories. They worked for eight years to get into a home, but hadn’t been able to do so in any other way.