DSHA “Move to Work” Program Success.


When I think of a recent success story, I easily think of the success of Ms. Shaneka Craig.  Ms. Craig began participating in our Moving-to Work (MTW) program in January of 2016 when she received her Housing Choice Voucher.  The day Ms. Craig received her voucher she never dreamed that 6 years later she would be entering into homeownership for the very first time.

Throughout Ms. Craig’s time in the MTW program she did all the right things.  She maintained her employment and increased her earning and savings through yearly increases and bonuses given to her by her employer.  Ms. Craig worked diligently with her Financial Literacy Coach at NCALL to decrease her debt and improve her credit score.

Ms. Craig, credits her Case Manager for getting through this process, but Ms. Craig did all the work!  Ms. Craig has a drive and determination to succeed.  She didn’t give up even when times were tough Ms. Craig kept fighting and focusing on her goals.  Ms. Craig now has a place of her own to create memories with her children and every time she opens her front door she will be reminded that she can do anything!