HEADLAND, Ala. (WDHN) — A Headland woman lived in low-income housing for 15 years.
During that time, she worked hard to achieve her dream of becoming a homeowner. Last year, she finally made that dream a reality.
The Wiregrass woman recently received her money back from the Headland Housing Authority.
This came after she moved from the Countryside Apartments into her own home.
“I can’t think of anybody who deserves it any more. So it’s very emotional,” said Carie Magill, the executive director of the Headland Housing Authority.
Consuela Warren lived in the apartments for 15 years.
During her time there, she made sacrifices and worked multiple jobs to work toward her goal of buying her own home.
Last November, she finally achieved that goal.
She said she did it all for her kids.
“They see that it’s possible,” Warren said. “They knew that, I mean hard work pays off, and I worked. I didn’t sit at home. I went to work. I went from one job and then to another job. The Lord blessed me to get to where I am today.”
Magill said Warren was a great tenant who always paid her rent on time, kept her home tidy, and was a great friend to her neighbors.
“I just hope that people look at her as an example of that she may have been here for 16 years but look where she is now,” Magill said. “She continuously stayed focused on her goal, and she achieved it.”
The Headland Housing Authority Homeownership Incentive gives five percent back to residents who move directly from the countryside apartments into a house.