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When Dena, a teacher at the Pathfinder School's before and after school program, first moved into her Homestead home in January 2013, she was astounded by all the neighbors she was meeting. “I was out trying to work in my yard, and people kept . . .

When Dena, a teacher at the Pathfinder School's before and after school program, first moved into her Homestead home in January 2013, she was astounded by all the neighbors she was meeting. “I was out trying to work in my yard, and people kept coming by to talk and welcome me, even people who lived around the block,” she says. “It was crazy!”

"I have so much fun fixing up my yard because it really is mine! I'm so grateful I discovered Homestead."

This was a big difference from the apartment she and her two daughters, Kaileah and Karmen, lived in for 14 years. “I knew one of my neighbors, but we weren’t close.”

Now, as well as getting to know her neighbors, Dena lives close enough to sometimes walk to work.

But possibly the biggest reward of homeownership is the pride Dena can take in her home. “It’s weird, but I never really invited people over when I was living in the apartment. Friends of my daughters, maybe, but they didn’t care. Now, I loved being able to invite people over. I held a housewarming party after I moved in.”

"I can't stop telling people how much I love my home," Says Dena.  "The high ceiling, skylights, the big windows that look out onto the greenbelt. My home is much brighter and more spacious than the dreary basement apartment I'd thought I could never afford to leave."

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