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Cheyenne nonprofit My Front Door unveils new pathways to homeownership

(Courtesy My Front Door)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Local housing nonprofit My Front Door has opened a community land trust model home for tours. Just ahead of the start of the 2024 program, My Front Door is opening the doors to the community and those thinking of applying for the program. 

“We are excited for Laramie families to see what is possible and tour our model home and construction site,” Brenda Birkle, My Front Door’s executive director, stated. “We have had 55 families come through the program to become first-time homeowners. Each one thought it was impossible.’’ 

My Front Door’s mission is to help low- and moderate-income working families who want to better their lives and the lives of their children by becoming first-time, self-sustaining homeowners, according to a press release by the nonprofit. 

Clients receive financial literacy instruction in a group setting where materials, meals and childcare are provided. This is followed by one-on-one counseling as participants work to repair credit, resolve debt and create a plan to put them in a home. The organization provides home maintenance grants for clients after they buy a home to maintain or improve its value.

“You are guided every step of the way to homeownership and for five years after purchase. This approach is why we have such a success rate,” the organization stated in its press release.

2024 classes are limited to 10 families and offered in both Laramie and Albany counties, according to the organization’s website. Interested families should contact the office for a tour and to get an application.

To learn more about My Front Door or to apply, visit www.myfrontdoor.org or contact Amy Phillips at 307-514-5831 or amy@myfrontdoor.org.


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