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Meet Carol, the latest veteran homebuyer to benefit from The Home Depot Foundation's support of ANDP's Veterans Affordable Housing Program

 

Program offers Affordable Rental Options and Homebuyer Assistance to Veterans, Active Duty and Reserve/Guard Members

“I had anxiety about this process – especially being a first-time homeowner at 55. But the process was so smooth. If it weren’t for ANDP and their partners who support this program, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Carol, U.S. Army Veteran

Carol has been around the world and still misses her time in Baumholder, Germany where she served in the U.S. Army as a dental specialist. But she’s got a new passion that thrills her, her new home in East Point, Georgia. Carol is the latest veteran to purchase a home through ANDP’s veteran program.

Carol is no stranger to East Point. Her grandparents relocated from Butler, Georgia to Atlanta in the 1940s. She graduated from Briarwood High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where she served for seven years. She left the Army in 1989 with several Good Conduct and Army Achievement medals.

After her service to her country, Carol found herself in Pittsburgh, PA, serving as a Pittsburgh Police Officer. She spent seven years in Pittsburgh and loved her work serving the Pittsburgh community. Unfortunately, she was hit by a car while on duty, leaving her with an impaired ability to walk.

Returning to her family in Georgia, she heard about the ANDP Veteran’s program and began to think about homeownership. She was apprehensive at first, thinking someone of her age doesn’t buy their first house. Once she learned about the program and found a great real estate professional to guide her search, she grew increasingly comfortable.

“I had anxiety about this process – especially being a first-time homeowner at 55. But the process was so smooth. If it weren’t for ANDP and their partners who support this program, this wouldn’t have happened.”

Carol purchase a home on Pinehurst Drive in East Point. A home renovated by ANDP and its partners. She purchased the home from ANDP for $119,000 and received homebuyer assistance with closing cost expenses. Like all ANDP homes, Carol’s three-bed, two-bath home was renovated with an eye toward reducing energy consumption. She loves her all-new Energy Star appliances and is appreciative of the attention to detail in reducing her water and electricity expenses. And she loves the huge back yard.

“I’m a nature person. I love the birds and squirrels. And the wooded neighborhood. Most importantly, I love that I have an investment for my future. I like to save money by shopping in thrift stores. It’s how I make sure I’m able to pay my bills and my mortgage on my new home.”

Carol is absolutely grateful to ANDP, the real estate team, and partners like The Home Depot Foundation. She’s a fan of bargains and knows that is key to improving her financial livelihood.

Welcome home, Carol! Thank you for your service! Enjoy those birds.

To learn more about ANDP’s Veterans Program, visit www.andphomes.org/veterans or call 404-420-1600.

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About Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership

A Chartered Member of NeighborWorks, ANDP is a private, non-profit organization created in 1991 to promote, create and preserve affordable housing through direct development, lending, policy research and advocacy that result in the equitable distribution of affordable housing throughout the metropolitan Atlanta region. Now in its 27th year, the organization has impacted more than 11,200 homes in metro Atlanta.

About The Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $335 million in veteran causes and improved more than 47,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,500 cities. The Foundation has pledged to invest half of a billion dollars in veteran causes by 2025.

 

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation visit www.homedepotfoundation.org and follow us on Twitter @HomeDepotFound and Facebook + Instagram @HomeDepotFoundation.

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