Leigh Hornbeck of the Albany Times Union details the many ways that TRIP helps aspiring homeowners:
Kathy Wells lived in her house for 19 years. She raised three children there and did all the upkeep. The house, in North Troy, used to belong to her aunt and now belongs to her cousin; Wells pays rent.
But soon, Wells will call the house her own, fulfilling an arrangement with her cousin that she would buy the house when she was ready. After many starts and stops, Wells is moving toward a closing date with the help of homeownership counseling from the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.