Group Wants To Make Home Renters Homeowners

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 8:15 pm
By: News On 6

Three Tulsa businesses are teaming up to help north Tulsans achieve the American dream of owning a home. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports on how they plan to make the dream of homeownership a reality. It's a piece of the American pie, but some say too many north Tulsa residents aren't getting their slice of the dream.

“This community, for it to survive and for it to thrive, we need to go away from the rent to the own,” said Jack Henderson, Tulsa City Councilor.

Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson says a new partnership is the key to opening the doors to homeownership.

“That's an excellent opportunity and I think this is the start of something big, and excited that it's happening,” Henderson said.

Barnes Realty is teaming up with builder McGee Enterprise Incorporated and First Mortgage Company to encourage and educate north Tulsans about homeownership.

"I believe homeownership creates wealth for a family, and if you're a homeowner you’re going to care about your property, the community and the schools your family goes too,” Linda Wright of First Mortgage Company said. “So it's just a far reaching aspect when someone becomes a homeowner."

To get there they say it's going to take time and collaboration, but this group says it's up for the challenge.

“That's what it's all about, it's no one man's show,” Henderson said.

So their setting the stage to transform a community one homeowner at a time. To find out more about the partnership, and how it can help you achieve your goals call 918-425-3610.

Watch the video: From Renters To Homeowners