Vern Olson moved back to Swift Current to be closer to family after spending some time in Alberta. In 1997, Vern lost his wife, and with his adult children living across the Prairie Provinces and in Tokyo, he found himself doing a lot of travelling. For five years, he lived in a mobile home in Swift Current, but with being away from home so frequently, he found the insurance to be a challenge. He rented for a couple of years to accommodate his lifestyle, but preferred to own his home. He heard about HeadStart on a Home’s Chinook Residency project through friends and knew that this entry-level condo option would be a great fit for him at this point in his life. He received his mortgage through HeadStart Community Champion Innovation Credit Union.

Vern moved in to his new home at the end of December 2012 and enjoyed that his new home was brand-new – Vern was happy to be a homeowner again!

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