Charlotte Ferris joined the U.S. Army in 2002 at age 18 because she wanted to serve her country and see the world. Her experience initially took her to Missouri, then Fort Campbell, Kentucky, before she was deployed to Mosul, Iraq, which is where the now-retired U.S. Army Specialist served as a motor transport officer.
A U.S. Army veteran received the keys to her new custom-built, mortgage-free home, thanks in part to a $10,000 Housing Assistance for Veterans grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. (Photo: Business Wire)
Iraq is also where Ms. Ferris became injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated beneath the truck she was driving. When Ms. Ferris returned to the U.S., she was unable to work due to the extent of her injuries.
On Friday, Ms. Ferris received the keys to a new, custom-built, mortgage-free home in Weatherford, Texas, thanks in part to a $10,000 Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas).
“I’m really glad that there are programs out there like HAVEN to help people like me,” Ms. Ferris said.
Also in attendance at her home dedication were a representative from Congressman Kay Granger’s office (R-TX) and Weatherford Mayor Craig Swancy.
To learn more about HAVEN, visit fhlb.com/haven.
About the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank system created by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $72.8 billion as of December 31, 2018, is a member-owned cooperative that supports housing and community development by providing competitively priced advances and other credit products to approximately 825 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. Visit fhlb.com for more information.
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