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U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Graduates Homeownership Participants

July 7, 2003

Chicago, IL ---- Congressman Bobby L. Rush (IL) and the First Congressional District Housing Task Force will graduate Ten Weeks To Homeownership participants on Saturday, July 12, 2003, from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. at the First District Congressional Office, 700 East 79th Street, Chicago.

The program, targeted persons who are paying rents comparable to mortgages and moves them into homeownership. 55 participants will graduate from the program. To date, there are 54 who have been pre-approved to own homes, totaling more than $3,500,000 in mortgages.

The WOW (With Ownership, Wealth) program has structured a great program in which to identify potential homeowners, said Congressman Bobby L. Rush. Building personal and family wealth through homeownership is the first step to community wealth, said Vincent Barnes, of ROE/CDC, the local organization responsible for organizing the workshops and graduation.

The Homeownership graduation is opened to credentialed media. For more information, please call the First Congressional District Office @773/224-6500.