The families Acts has helped achieve home ownership have amazing stories! You may read some of them here.
Purchasing a home is no simple feat, even for families with greater financial resources. For large families with no home ownership history and limited financial means, home ownership can seem like an elusive dream.
Through an array of services, Acts annually assists 100 modest income families to become new homeowners in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. The families we serve are racially and ethnically diverse. Some have lived in Milwaukee all their lives, some come from other countries.
We invite you to meet some of the families we have assisted in making the dream of home ownership a reality.
Our Families' Stories
Brandy Cotton, 36, describes her ideal home as having four bedrooms, a nice yard, and a driveway. She currently rents, but is closer to purchase by going through ACTS’ Homebuyer Counseling and working closely with her counselor Leslie Buck.
Upon meeting Horacio, it’s evident he’s proud of his home. He frequently displays the home’s progress on his Snapchat.
Johnnie Ashley couldn’t believe her ears when she was told she was done paying off her home rehab loan.
Angel, 37, was the first Acts homebuyer to receive a microloan amount higher than $25,000 for his home rehab project.
Once a homebuyer attends an ACTS orientation and pays for their credit pull; they meet with ACTS’ counseling department to assess heir financial fitness for homeownership.
For two decades, Mary Fullilove spent a great deal of time and energy moving her family from one temporary residence to another. Then she was introduced to ACTS Housing and her living situation — and her life — were transformed. Now, she is the proud owner of a house on North 40th Street.