Tanya Febrillet is a single mother of two teenage children who had been receiving housing assistance. Tanya's dream was to own her own home but she believed that this was not, in her words, "for families like mine."
In 2010, Tanya enrolled in a Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. Over five years she paid down her debt, increased her annual income by nearly $8,000, improved her credit score by more than 140 points and built over $3,000 in savings. It was enough to achieve her dream of becoming a homeowner - the first in her family to ever do so.