Success Stories

Celebrating the Holidays in a CDCU Idea House

Arturo and Natalie Ruvalcaba rented apartments for years and while owning a home seemed appealing, it seemed to be impossible in the near future.  They decided to start looking for a house, spurred by their landlord’s unannounced visits to their apartment.  Natalie and Arturo assumed they would have to save for a while before they could afford a home, but they began the house hunt. 

CDCU Helps a Young Family Find Their First Home

When Brad Davis began his teaching career in 2013, he and his wife Brenda started considering purchasing a home for their family. They had been living in an apartment above the garage of Brad’s grandparents while he completed his education, but needed more space as their daughter, Emily, was growing into toddler-hood. 

CDCU Programs Contribute to Decreased Criminal Activity

CDCU Success Story, September 2014

CDCU's impact on neighborhood and community revitalization and promoting family stability and self-sufficiency through homeownership is well-established, but it wasn't until CDCU was approached by a Detective from the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake that we realized just how far-reaching an effect CDCU programs and services can have.  Officer Dallof

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.


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