A local organization is working to increase homeownership in Akron's North Hill neighborhood. Legacies of Success is a religious nonprofit that works with individual donors, grants, and community partners to buy and renovate properties.
They sell them to families at a price below market value. Future homeowners are provided with rent-to-buy options, financial counseling, and household training.
The program has been serving the community since 2011 and has already helped nine families. Executive Director Brendan Haggerty explains the need in North Hill.