The Summech Story
with Executive Director, Janis Ware
"Paving The Way For Better Communities"
"I was determined to buy a new home. In 2015 I started thinking that it may be possible but I didn't know how to go about it. In 2016, I signed up for Summech's Home Buyer Workshops and they were a game changer. First of all, I couldn't believe with all of the information I received that the sessions were free. I realized that there were so many things I needed to do to get myself ready for home ownership. Well I took all of the advice and in 2017 I started the home buying process. Working for the City of Atlanta, I really wanted to live close to my job. People had told me that it would be impossible because there wasn't much affordable housing in the downtown area. But, when I reached back out for Summech they had a property that was perfect for me. Summech helped me seek out sources of funding for my first time buyer grant and now I can proudly say that I am the owner of a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home in Mechanicsville.