Heather has been receiving Financial Coaching Services at Crossroads since May of 2014 with the ultimate goal of home ownership. She focused on decreasing debt and increasing her credit score. She has eliminated $1,800 worth of outstanding collection debt from her credit report increasing her credit score by 85 points.
She successfully participated and completed Twin Account credit building loan to create installment line of credit and was approved for a Capital One secured credit card to establish revolving credit history. Heather also recently purchased a vehicle continuing to build her credit history and secure reliable transportation for work.
Heather is actively working with Habitat for Humanity toward home ownership. She has completed required sweat equity hours, created a savings account for down payment, and chosen her home that was recently in the rehabilitation process. She completed, submitted, and was approved for home loan application. Heather began moving into new residence January 1st, 2016. She is excited about progress and continues to focus on reducing debt, increasing net income, and building credit with goal of self-employment in the future.