"This is the American Dream!"
Jaya enjoys cooking and painting in the house she bought as part of OHFA's Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program.
After moving into the home she purchased with the help of OHFA's Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program, Jaya hesitated to unpack her moving boxes. Her Realtor coaxed her to walk in the door. Once reality hit, she almost cried.
"I thought owning a home would never happen. I still can't believe it," she said.
For Family Self-Sufficiency Program participants, OHFA offers the option to transition from renter to homeowner. Funds previously allocated for paying a portion of their rent go toward paying a mortgage.
Years of battling cancer and other health concerns mean Jaya lives on a fixed income. She appreciates the rental assistance OHFA has provided through the Housing Choice Voucher program over the years. Receiving rental assistance served as a lifeline for which she is grateful.
Still, Jaya longed for a home to call her own. The Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program opened the door for her to make her dream come true.
"This is the American Dream. It has been my dream and now I can say 'this is my house!'"