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.” 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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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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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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