Real stories of Progress

Dawn's story

After a relationship breakdown, teaching assistant Dawn, needed a place of her own. Thinking she couldn’t afford to buy, Dawn started to look for a home to rent. But then she heard about our shared ownership properties at the Riverside scheme in Lancaster.

With help and advice from our Housing Sales Team, Dawn realised that she could afford to buy a home on a part-own part-rent basis. She’d still be a homeowner, but her mortgage would be smaller, and the rent would be at a reduced rate. And with lower maintenance costs, Dawn had peace of mind knowing she wouldn’t have to shell out for repairs for a while. Now settled in, Dawn says she loves the modern feel of her new home.