Ms. Sharon Ridgley, a New Orleans native, and long-time Central City resident heard about the program through a flyer she saw in the neighborhood. Though at the time she was 62 years old and on the job for 8 years, she never owned a home or thought it would even be possible because of her low-income. Ms. Ridgley, 1st time homeowner at 62 years old, mother of 3, grandmother of 9, and great-grandmother of 6 was renting only a few blocks from her new HARMONY home.
Ms. Ridgley spent 2 years in Harmony's Wealth and Asset Building Program overcoming her credit challenges, eliminating bad debt, and building savings. Now Ms. Ridgley owns a beautiful 3bd, 2/12 bath, equipped with all stainless steel appliances, solar panels, fenced yard, and off-street parking. Thanks to the City of New Oerleans Soft Second Program and the Housing Authority of New Orleans, she has a mortgage that is AFFORDABLE!