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Homeownership Dream to Reality... stability for a single mom, daughter, and then a cat

For Wendy Nakasone, it was a radio ad that prompted her to take the first step toward her goal of homeownership: calling the Hawaii HomeOwnership Center (HHOC) to sign up for their homebuyer education and coaching program. As a single mom, Wendy had doubts that her dream of homeownership could become reality – could she really afford to purchase a home for herself and her daughter on her income? For Wendy, HHOC filled in the blanks regarding what's involved in the home buying process, from getting qualified for a loan to shopping for a home to escrow and closing.

Although Wendy came to HHOC with uncertainty, the action plan designed for her by her counselor soon gave her the confidence she needed to move forward. "I am now the proud owner of a townhouse in beautiful Mililani," Wendy says. "My daughter and I now have a place we call 'home,' where we create wonderful memories with our family and friends.

Homeownership also allowed them to adopt their cat, Tinkerbell - she now has a stable place to call home too.