After taking the course, I realized I never really understood how the credit system worked. Lydia’s House laid out the options for me. From this point, on, I have the power to change my circumstances.
Lydia’s House staff and Board have been true to their mission of improving the quality of life for Ward 8 residents by providing quality services, to include housing and financial counseling to Ward 8 residents. Their work has resulted in an increase in home ownership in the Ward. With the collapse of the housing market in 2008, Lydia’s House was there to deliver foreclosure prevention counseling to help residents stay in their homes. Their debt and credit management has been critical to removing the “poverty mindset” that has kept many people from achieving their housing goals. On every instance I found their training to be of the highest caliber and most beneficial to the residents they serve.
I am currently renting and I came to Lydia’s House after seeing fliers in the community. My rent kept going up so I decided to try to buy a home. I am getting older and needed some security. I am an apartment dweller, and I didn’t know I could get what I wanted in a home. Whatever you are looking for you can find.
The hardest part for me in the process was getting rental verification because my landlord was upset he was losing a tenant who paid on time. I got approved for 229000 of a loan and I already have my house.
The people at Lydia’s House are great from the receptionist to the counselors. Everyone helped. I am looking forward to relaxing in my new house. I am 63 and this is the start of a new life for me.
I liked the way my counselor stayed on us. Guys like me who don’t miss days from work are forced to take this serious. No questions were dumb and these people know what they are doing they are not guessing.
You showed me so much patience even at times where things seem unnerving. From the rental assistance, help getting my credit together and just being there for me and my family. Thank you for your time and commitment.