When most people think about becoming a homeowner, all they see is that final picture: Keys in hand, closing the freshly-painted front door behind them. But there is a lot of work that goes into becoming a homeowner. One of the most important first steps is to become informed about the mortgaging process. Another is learning how…

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Homeownership can be a daunting set of calculations. This short animated video breaks down the main components of the key equations.   Haz click aqu para ver video en español. 

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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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Gabriela Martinez recently purchased a house with the help of CHWC’s Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA). Gabriela lives with her 11-year-old son, Diego, and her mother Rita. They are from Mexico City, Mexico, and have lived in KCK for 17 years. Gabriela began her journey in May 2017 by attending CHWC’s Homebuyer Education Class and one-on-one counseling. CHWC’s HUD-approved…

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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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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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