LHOP Story: Jacolyn Kelly

Jacolyn Kelly is a single mother with young children who found herself in desperate need of housing when she ran into obstacles in purchasing the home that she was currently renting. On the advice of her lender, Amy Cooley of Money Line Lending, she contacted the York Housing Opportunity Center. LHOP at York Housing Opportunity Center offers homebuyer education and down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers.

Facing a looming deadline to purchase a home for her family Jacolyn reached out to the YHOC office of Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership to schedule a One on One Pre-Purchase Counseling Session with the Director, Marysol Carino on March 7 of 2019.  The YHOC free counseling services are for those seeking one-on-one assistance to meet goals related to:   

  • Credit & Budget Counseling / Rental Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling
  • Pre-Closing Counseling for PHFA Loan
  • Post-Purchase Coaching
  • Default and Delinquency

As a result of successfully completing this Counseling session, Jacolyn was eligible to apply for the York Home Buyer Assistance Program.  York Housing Opportunity Center makes the dream of homeownership in York County more attainable and affordable through education and financial assistance for first-time homebuyers and homebuyer counseling. The dedicated team of Director Marysol Carino and Home Buyer Specialist Kim Frock are passionate about helping York residents, like Jacolyn, improve their lives and achieve their dreams.

Less than two months after Jacolyn made her first contact with the York Housing Opportunity Center team she was approved for the Home Buyer Assistance Program and settled on a home of her own on April 30, 2019.

“Everyone that helped me in my time of desperate need were my ‘Angels’ and I could not have done it without the support of the YHOC staff – Home Buyer Specialist Kim Frock and Director Marysol Carino guiding me.”
     – Jacolyn, York Housing Opportunity Center First Time Home Buyer

Jacolyn and her family are now happily settling into their dream home and enjoying every moment of making it truly their own. YHOC staff was with her at the closing and checked in after the move to see how things were going for this busy single mom.

“This house is beautiful. It’s peaceful and permanent, secure and stable for my children. They are already improving in school. My 6-year old son is so happy and tells me every day ‘Thank you, mommy, for working so hard to buy this house for us.” It is just such a positive change for all of us and no matter how hard I work each day I feel so good to come home each night. “
    – Jacolyn, York Housing Opportunity Center First Time Home Buyer

Because Everyone Deserves A Place Called Home!

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