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Success Stories

CDCU Supports a Homeowner through Good Times and Bad

CDCU Success Story, June 2014

Nine years ago, Margarita Gerardo was working two jobs to support her family.  She her two children were living with another family and wanted to have a home of their own.

A Roundabout Way Back to Homeownership

CDCU Success Story, February 2014

Unforeseen financial hardships can happen to anyone, and sometimes can force families into difficult situations.  Housing instability can be a major concern in the face of financial struggles.   

Persistence Pays Off for New Homebuyer

CDCU Success Story, August 2013

Buying a home in today’s market can be challenging, especially for a first-time homebuyer on a limited budget making offers on homes against multiple homebuyers. With so many offers being made on the same home, many buyers are squeezed out of the bidding process early on and quickly find themselves back in search mode.

An Unexpected Path to Homeownership

CDCU Success Story June 2013

Brandon and Carly Kerby were tired of moving and wanted a home of their own where they could settle down and raise their four daughters.  Therefore, with a real estate agent at their side they began searching for a home not realizing at the time that an unexpected path would lead them to homeownership.

Helping Homeowners in Need

CDCU Success Story April 2013

A growing interest in making home repairs that also improve your family’s health and well being has been a catalyst for changing how Community Development Corporation of Utah develops home improvement projects and newly constructed homes. The Brown family project on Roberta Street in the City of South Salt Lake is a model for this new approach and the power of cooperating resources.

 

Utah Housing Agencies Partner to Help a Family Keep Their Home

CDCU Success Story September 2012

Over 20 years ago, Walt and Cindy Cluett moved to Southern Utah and bought an older house they could fix up and make their own.  As the years passed, Walt and Cindy invested a lot of time and money into making the house a great home for their five children, who are all grown now, and for the many foster children they would care for over the years.  Then, late in 2009, life took an unexpected turn. Walt was laid off at work and Cindy’s earnings alone were not enough to pay all of the bills and the mortgage.

Helping Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

CDCU Success Story, July 2012

Tim and Sharon Lockwood are hard-working homeowners who never imagined they would be dealing with foreclosure. However, a series of unfortunate events left them on the difficult and unfamiliar path to saving their home. 

15 Years Later

CDCU Success Story, May 2012

As a full-service affordable homeownership agency founded in 1990, Community Development Corporation of Utah (CDCU) has been fortunate to see how its housing programs have made a positive difference in the lives of many families throughout the state. Whether it be an informative homebuyer education class and pre-purchase counseling session for someone looking to purchase their first home, or a homeowner receiving foreclosure counseling to help save their home, the outcome often proves to be a rewarding experience for both parties. 

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