AHSTI'S Everyday Hero
First customer of the Pharr Rehab Program
January 16, 2018
Pharr, TX – Leonor Perales is the first participant to obtain a home under the New Beginning Rehab/Replacement Home Program in the partnership between Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. (AHSTI) and the City of Pharr.
A mother of three daughters, ages 21 years, 19 years and 12 years old, Ms. Perales was knocking on doors for a while in search of a program to help her repair her home. After much searching, a relative informed her about the New Beginning Rehab / Replacement Home Program associated with AHSTI and the City of Pharr. She quickly educated herself on the program requirements:
Taxes must be paid and up to date.
The home must be paid off.
The home must be within Pharr City limits.
The client must meet income limit guidelines.
Although it took some time to get approved, Ms. Perales says, “Todo el esfuerzo y la larga espera valió la pena. Todavía no puedo creer que seamos la primera familia que es beneficiada de este gran programa que AHSTI y la ciudad de Pharr tiene para sus residentes. Mis hijas y yo estamos muy emocionadas y agradecidas por la oportunidad que nos dan para obtener una casa en donde no pasaremos más necesidades.”
“All the effort and the long wait was worth it. I still cannot believe that we are the first family to benefit from this great program that AHSTI and the City of Pharr have for its residents. My daughters and I are very excited and grateful for the opportunity they gave us to get a house where we will would no longer have any needs.”
Ms. Perales, like many AHSTI client families, is happy that residents are given the opportunity to obtain a home. Ms. Perales would like to motivate people seeking help for their home to come to AHSTI. She also encourage people not to be discouraged by the amount of time the process may take because in the end everything will be worth it.
For more information on New Beginning Rehab/Replacement Home Program in Pharr please contact Gustavo Garcia, Rehab Specialist, at (956) 687-6263.