Reduction in energy bills helps young family find savings
The rental home where Katisha and her young daughter previously lived was so poorly insulated that she kept the thermostat at 52°F in the winter, just so the electric bill would stay at or below $500 a month. In addition, she paid $300 a month to rent the home.
Katisha joined our self-help program with high-hopes of homeownership but never expected to see her energy bill drop to $100 a month as a result of the energy-efficient features built into her new home. Factoring in a monthly mortgage payment of $412, she is now able to save at least $288 every month for her daughter’s future.
Even though Katisha is employed, she could not have afforded to become a homeowner without the assistance of the Highlands Housing self-help program and the services available to our