Homeward Bound

[Photo: Sandra Fuller and her two sons.]
Sandra Fuller, through hard work, determination and the Homeward Bound program, bought a house for herself and her children.

Homeward Bound (http://www.nhsid.org/) is a nationally recognized program that provides transitional/ supportive housing and social services to homeless families with children.

Over the years, this two-year transitional housing program has had many successes working with homeless families in Boise. But Sandra Fuller's story stands out among them all.

Though homeless herself, Sandra initially gave away her Section 8 voucher to a terminally ill mother with children. Several months later, she and her two sons moved from the Salvation Army shelter into a Homeward Bound rental.

Once settled, Sandra took full advantage of the training, educational opportunities, and support services available. She worked her way into a management position at a local grocery store, set up a savings plan through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and ultimately qualified for a low-interest home loan.

All Sandra's hard work and determination paid off, as she used the loan to purchase one of HUD's REO Properties. Once homeless, Sandra now has a home for herself and her children.

Content Archived: August 15, 2011