Home Ownership Roundtable Held

April 15, 2003
Posted at: 6:13 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark. -- Dreams of owning your own home may be closer than you think, even if you think you can't afford it these days.

Owning your own home is a goal for many single and married people all over the country. This morning, for two hours, the Fannie Mae foundation and Congressman Marion Berry hosted a rural housing roundtable in Jonesboro.

"The foreign investment in this country has dropped by over sixty percent in the past two years," Berry said. "And that includes new factories and companies into the area, and, even to build houses with."

Reverend Glen Conley was there to not only give the group input of local concerns, but also to connect to the people who can give people hope.

"We're going to go back and try to connect our community to these agencies, so maybe, hopefully they can get into an affordable home," Conley said.

Fannie Mae Foundation's Dallas office representative Julas Hollie says he was impressed, and glad to help the group work together, toward what he hopes is a day when more people can call their address their own property.

"We had some very concerned people here to give some very good feedback," Hollie said.

Twenty-five people, one goal. Get local people with dreams of their own home closer to moving in.