Family Needs Room to Grow

Family Needs Room to Grow

When Pedro Munoz and his wife Aleidi Carrillo found out they were expecting their first child, they wanted to buy a home for their growing family.

Pedro said they didn’t know much about the homebuying process, but they had started saving money for the down payment on a home.

“Once the car was paid off, we began saving the money from the car payment, and I started working overtime because our goal was to buy a home since we were expecting our first child,” he said.

The couple enrolled in an NHSOKLA homebuyer education workshop and said they learned a lot in a short period of time.

“Without the help of Neighborhood Housing Services Oklahoma, we would still be struggling to understand the process.  The workshop really gives you a lot of information you need to know.  There’s a lot of responsibility when you buy a home, so it’s for your own good to learn.  My wife and I put our heads together to reach our goal,” he said.

The couple qualified for the HomePath First-Time Homebuyer Program, a program that is a partnership between NHSOKLA and WEOKIE Federal Credit Union that offers down payment assistance.

Everything came together in an exciting crescendo, as Pedro and Aleidi welcomed their beautiful daughter the day before they closed on their home.

“I’m the first homeowner in my family,” Pedro said.  “It feels great! It’s beneficial to your family. It’s yours!  If you rent, it’s not the same.”

You can learn more about becoming a homeowner, homebuyer education workshops and down payment assistance at or by calling (405) 231-4663.