New Homebuyer, Mary Johnson Buys Her First Home in the Orangedale/Prospect Neighborhood

Mary Johnson never believed she could become a homeowner, but with the encouragement of her son and housing counselors at Piedmont Housing Alliance, she made this far-fetched dream a reality.  In addition to housing counseling, Piedmont Housing provided down payment assistance funds and home repair funds as part of a special program in partnership with the City of Charlottesville to encourage home purchase in the Orangedale/Prospect neighborhood.

New homeowner Mary Johnson was able to reap the benefits of this program after working with a Piedmont Housing Alliance housing counselor to prepare for home ownership and then finding a home in Orangedale with an asking price of $111,000. A cashier and server at UVa Hospital, Johnson earns approximately $23,000 a year, making her eligible for $22,000 in down payment assistance and $12,000 in important repairs, completed by AHIP.

Mary is excited to have a place to call her own and wants to encourage others to follow their dreams. Learn more about becoming a first-time homebuyer by participating in one of Piedmont Housing Alliance’s upcoming Homebuyer Education Classes or by connecting with a certified housing counselor.