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.
â€œThis community, for it to survive and for it to thrive, we need to go away from the rent to the own,â€ said Jack Henderson, Tulsa City Councilor.
Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson says a new partnership is the key to opening the doors to homeownership.
â€œThat's an excellent opportunity and I think this is the start of something big, and excited that it's happening,â€ 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 youâ€™re going to care about your property, the community and the schools your family goes too,â€ Linda Wright of First Mortgage Company said. â€œSo 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.
â€œThat's what it's all about, it's no one man's show,â€ 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