Success Stories

A Dream Realized

January 10, 2019

Buying her dream house once seemed like an unattainable goal. But on December 26, Claudia Flores and her family celebrated their first anniversary as homeowners. If you haven’t read the Flores’ full homeownership story, click here for a recap. Claudia and her husband Eddy had always wanted a home of their own. They especially wanted to provide…

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“I Still Can’t Believe It”

January 8, 2019

“I still can’t believe it.” Those were some of Karen Marcel’s first words when Claudia Flores and I sat down to talk with her about her new home. Karen moved into the house in mid-June. Since then, it’s evident that she has been busy making it her own. As she greeted us and led us…

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New Home, Old Traditions

December 14, 2018

The St. Benedict neighborhood is now home to six new residents, and this family couldn’t be happier with their new home. The Rais, a Bhutanese family who immigrated to the US in 2014 from a refugee camp in Nepal, closed on a CHWC-built new home on Thursday, November 29. The Rais’ journey to having a home of…

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Hard Work Pays Off

November 2, 2018

Saha and his family lived in Nepal for over 20 years before moving to the US in 2012. Saha, his wife and four children lived in an apartment in Kansas City, Kansas before purchasing their home. Like other immigrant families, the Biswas had many questions about the home buying process. Saha turned to his family for…

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Indescribable Power

March 28, 2018

CHWC is proud to have served many immigrant and refugee clients. Their individual stories of strength and persistence to overcome extremely challenging circumstances never cease to amaze us. Gopal and Dil Kalikotay’s story begins in Nepal where they lived in a refugee camp for 18 years before they were finally able to immigrate to the…

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Determined Orange – Determined Family!

January 18, 2018

A lot of people keep journals. It’s a handy way to voice your dreams, celebrate your triumphs and work through the tribulations of everyday life. Few document the path to homeownership, however. Claudia Flores did. She started her journal in October 2014 and titled her first entry, “The Beginning.” In it, she introduces herself, husband…

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New Hope in New Land – Gurung Family

September 25, 2017

Community Housing of Wyandotte County is pleased to introduce our newest homeowners, As and Nir Gurung! The Gurungs became homeowners in September 2017. They opened their home to CHWC staff with sweet, warm tea and shared their story. Mr. and Mrs Gurung are originally from Nepal. Together, they lived in a refugee camp in that country…

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Barn Red and Coffee

August 28, 2017

Om and Muna already lived in Kansas City, Kansas before moving into their new home. After a long journey to the U.S. in search of a better life, they were resettled in Wyandotte County. They immediately began working, providing for their families and planting strong roots in their new community. Years passed and all was…

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