Rachel and Nathan had always hoped for a safe and secure home where they could raise their children. But they weren't sure how they'd manage to buy a house, until their friends Christina and Robert told them about Proud Ground.
"Without Proud Ground we would still be renting, and we'd still be convinced that there is no way we could afford to own our own home," Rachel explains. "This is a great opportunity to own your first home in a market that is so difficult to enter right now."
Once the family qualified for Proud Ground's program, they waited, hoping for a home near their friends. In December 2006, they became Christina and Robert's neighbors. The two families now share meals, child care and the joys of homeownership.
Excited about owning a home and all it offers, Rachel encourages anyone who is interested to seriously consider Proud Ground.
"This is such a great opportunity," she offers. "With Proud Ground, there is a good chance you will succeed and become a homeowner."