This home, purchased and rehabbed by the DuPage Habitat for Humanity, was purchased by a single mother who was formerly homeless.
The woman, with mentoring through the Bridge Communities program, is now a homeowner through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. This is her daughter in their brand new kitchen.
This Glendale Heights home was purchased and rehabbed by DuPage County. As they were working on this home, the house next door also went into foreclosure. The house next door had graffiti on its garage, and administrator Carrol Roark said the County feared it would hurt the selling chances for the home they had purchased.
Though the bank refused to sell the second house to the County, after seeing the work being done with NSP funds on the other home, the bank rehabbed and sold the second home. "This is a good example of the private market leveraging from [NSP]," Roark said. This is a "before" picture of the Glendale Heights home's kitchen.
An "after" picture of the Glendale Heights home's kitchen. The DuPage NSP used this home for contractor training through the County's weatherization program prior to the rehab of the home. The home was made as energy efficient as possible, according to administrator Carrol Roark.
A "before" photo from a rental home purchased through the DuPage NSP.
An "after" photo from the same rental home purchased through the DuPage NSP.
Here is another "after" photo from a rental home purchased through the DuPage NSP.