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The Sanghera-Walker Family

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When they moved into their new home on New Year’s Eve of 2011, Sukhi and Mary-Jayne popped open a bottle of wine that they had saved for a special occasion. And a special . . .

When they moved into their new home on New Year’s Eve of 2011, Sukhi and Mary-Jayne popped open a bottle of wine that they had saved for a special occasion. And a special occasion it was!

Having worked for sister organization Kulshan Community Land Trust in Bellingham for several years in the early 2000s, Mary-Jayne, a Case Manager at Wellspring Family Services in the Rainier Valley, was familiar with the approach but still thought a home in Seattle would be out of their price range.

“I saw the listing for the Nova townhomes and thought that with Homestead, we might just be able to do it,” says Mary-Jayne, recalling the spark of hope Homestead fostered.

“We’re actually paying $200 less per month to own than we were for our last one-bedroom rental.”

Having had to move every year for the past five years, for a variety of reasons outside of their control, they are relieved to not have to do that again.“This time of year we’d usually be packing, putting in notice, looking for another place to live – it’s such a relief to be able to put that energy into our home and into getting to know our great neighbors.” said Mary-Jayne.

“We’ve been thrilled since moving in,” adds Sukhi, who is enrolled in a Radiation Technology program at the University of Washington. They are excited to have a yard for Lucy, their sweet rescue dog, space for out-of-town guests and to know that they will get to be here for the long-term.

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