I had the pleasure of visiting with “Homeowner #1” this past week...the first family back in their home with a foundation replaced by CFSIC. It was a joyous moment. I was particularly happy to see elected officials also present, as well as Commissioner of Housing Mosquera-Bruno and members of her staff. The Commissioner has been a breath of fresh air in her approach to CFSIC’s unique needs, and in her willingness to listen to and understand the challenges we have.
Many more homes are now in the pipeline. CFSIC’s fiscal year closes on June 30, 2019. We only got started on January 10. We have made what I think is arguably great progress. While this is no time to pat ourselves on the back (because much work remains to be done), I don’t see anything wrong with taking a moment to celebrate an important victory. That victory is Homeowner #1.