"First Story" helping local mom get home of her dreams

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 19:38:07-04

It can be tough to buy an affordable home these days, and it can be even harder if you're a single parent with children.

That's why the nonprofit group, First Story, is helping out.

Marissa Wilson recently completed a financial counseling and home-buyer education program to qualify for a home loan with no down payment and no interest.

Construction has begun on a brand-new home for Wilson and her daughters.

"It's so much security for our family and to have a home that's, that's our home even when the girls go off to college they can come home and it's still home, like, that's magic," Wilson said.

Washington Trust Bank presented both First Story and Wilson with a check for $25,000 that will help with construction costs.