Group aims to help people transition from renters to owners

Group aims to help people transition from renters to owners

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Applications for this housing can be picked up at the McDonald Hughes Center on MLK Jr. Blvd. Source: WBRC video Applications for this housing can be picked up at the McDonald Hughes Center on MLK Jr. Blvd. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A new subdivision coming to Tuscaloosa could help some families transition from renting to owning their own home.

Members of the Westside Community Development Corporation say if parents own their home, their children will likely become home owners too.

"If the parent owns a home, nine times out of ten the child will own a home. It's the largest asset most people will own," executive director Deborah Brown said.

The organization has spent nearly 20 years helping families become homeowners. Later this month, they'll break ground on one of their biggest developments in Tuscaloosa.

"We want to make sure you have a budget in place and know what you're getting into. Our program is not just about buying a house, but maintaining a house," Brown explained.

"Nothing is more important than the pride of home ownership," she said.

If you're interested in the program, you can pick up an application and visit the group's office at the McDonald Hughes Center on MLK Jr. Boulevard.

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