About the House
TYPE: 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath
HOUSE SIZE: 1520 square feet
LOCATION: Lot 7, Construction site at Curry Court in Candler
CONSTRUCTION START: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
STATUS: interior painting. installing kitchen counters.
Meet the Homeowner
“I simply wish to be in a place where I can start building a life, to be successful with my finances, and to be able to go to sleep without wondering how I will pay the rent.”
~from Diana Schofield’s application letter
For the past 15 years, Diana Schofield has struggled to make ends meet. Picking up the pieces after a difficult divorce, Diana assumed the role of the family’s sole provider. It was a difficult transition, but as an experienced educator in 2004, she had the earning potential to provide a modest home for her and her girls.
They were financially secure for a time, but the stability would not last. Each lease renewal brought an increase in rent, and a decrease in security. Today, Diana has to work two and sometimes three jobs to cover the $1,025/month rent.
It is an exhausting schedule, but she draws strength from her work with exceptional children at Franklin School of Innovation. The support she receives from her co-workers, and the lessons she learns from her students, adds fuel to her tank.
Now that she has been approved to purchase a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome in Candler, Diana is counting the days until they can move in, and she can slow down.
About the Sponsor
The fourth Business Bungalow is sponsored by Eaton Corporation, with a $20,000 challenge gift, and a coalition of local businesses.