Roof Repair Loan Keeps Homeowner in Their Home

2016-04-07Florence ( not her real name) is a low income resident of Lawrence earning $14,000 a year at her job as a kitchen aid at a local school. She lives alone in the home that she was born and inherited from her mother.  Hurricane Sandy remnants caused a tree to fall on her house roof and cause serious damage . The insurance company called it an “Act of God” event and told her she was not covered. The City was about to condemn the house when  a City inspector called MCCI and asked if we could help her. Florence had  no credit but MCCI was able to use alternative credit sources such as church tithing , electric and gas bills and was able to approve a loan of $32,000 to help correct the issues and make Florence’s home habitable again. To date she has not missed a payment and is very happy that MCCI was able to help her when she had no one else to help her stay in her home.

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a non-profit community development corporation working with residents and other stakeholders to transform and revitalize the physical, economic, and social landscape of Lawrence.