The Real Face of Housing
Meet Heather. She is a single mother raising three daughters. A former resident of Butler Place, she works two jobs, one of which is for FWISD, driving the special needs buses for both Arlington Heights and Westcreek Elementary. She wakes up before 5 a.m. every morning to go to work, which has allowed Heather to take care of her daughters and save enough money to now rent a home. Heather is still receiving assistance, yet her participation in the affordable housing programs over the years, ones like HCV, gave her the stability she needed to once again support her family. Heather utilized each and every one of the many self-sufficiency programs offered by FWHS, while continuing to work, save and care for her family. She is enrolled in FWHS's homeownership program, on the cusp of buying her own home. Heather opened the door for herself, and now, she is about to walk through it.