Success Stories

Saving leads to Homeownership

On November 28th, the Board of the Housing Authority of the City of Erie recognized a successful graduate of the Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Jamie Little, a current participant of GECAC’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, became a first-time home owner in December. She used the bulk of her escrow as a down payment on a house in Northeast Erie. Jamie says, “The Family Self-Sufficiency Program has made it possible for me to build stability for my family. It has given me a sense of pride knowing that I have accomplished one of my lifetime goals. I am very thankful to have this opportunity.” 

GECAC Participant Honored at Self-Sufficiency Ceremony

Alisa Bibbs was an unemployed, single mother living from one family member’s house to another. She knew she wanted to make change in her situation but didn’t know how to get started.  (Continue reading more.........)