Jan Stone was able to make wise decisions when buying her first home, with help from Trident United Way and its partners. Following graduate school, Jan moved to Charleston for an opportunity to work as a therapist with military children and their families. She was ready to settle down but, like many first-time homebuyers, was overwhelmed by the process.
She was referred by a friend to Origin, a funded partner of Trident United Way, to participate in the First Time Homebuyer’s Workshop. This one-day workshop is an informative program offering credit counseling and teaches individuals how to better understand the home buying process.
“It feels unbelievable, because I didn’t think I could afford a place by myself and turns out I could. I sometimes can’t believe I actually own it. Now, choices and decisions I make are long-term upgrades and investments for the future,” Jan said about her new status as a homeowner.
Jan recommends the workshop to everyone after her positive experience. “You do not have to go through the homebuying process alone. This program is making a positive impact for homeownership, in general, the local community and the Charleston economy.”