We are pleased to announce SMHP’s newest Housing Counselor, Tara Abshire.
Tara’s professional background is in self-help and direct loan affordable housing in Henderson and Transylvania Counties. She notes, “I saw families struggle with finding affordable housing and with paying for as little as 30% of their housing costs. I am excited to put my skills to work in creating more affordable housing for families in the western counties.” Tara adds, “I started in the self-help program and ended up going into the direct loan to purchase a home. The program I worked with was exactly like our SMHP program and Mountain Projects.”
Asked what advice she would give to people frustrated by the current housing market, “Ask questions and do your research. Buying a home is not easy and having guidance and knowledge takes a lot of stress away. Do not get discouraged from buying a home, be patient and follow through with your dreams.”
Tara lives in Hendersonville.