And The Winner Is.....
Largo, MD --- As a pre-qualified
applicant for the 2014 House Lottery, Catherine Gantt did not hear her name
called when Prince George's County Rushern L. Baker, III pulled the winning
name on Saturday, June 14th.
Gantt and her family and friends left the Sports and Learning Center
disappointed. However, three days later
she received a call informing her that the winner of the House Lottery had put
a bid on another house that was accepted and would not be purchasing the House
Lottery house. As the alternate for the
House Lottery home, Ms. Gantt was the winner!
“I was just so excited. Tears
just came down,” Gantt said. “Words can’t express how I feel. I’m just so
This is the 3rd House Lottery hosted by the Prince
George's County Department of Housing and Community Development. The House Lottery is a major component of the
annual Housing Fair that took place on Saturday, June 14th at the
Sports and Learning Center in Landover, MD.
The Housing Fair hosted a wide variety of housing industry professionals
and attendees were able to get questions answered, obtain information
and attend workshops on a wide variety of topics geared to purchasing a home
and keeping it. Exhibitors included
banks, housing counselors, realtors, mortgage lenders, non-profit organizations,
home security companies and more.
Ms. Gantt, a 36 year-old DC
resident, will close on her house in the following weeks and move in shortly
after closing. “I’m happy to be able to share my home with the rest of my
family,” Gantt said. “It’s not just a win for me, but a win for us.” “It always exciting and heart-warming when
our agency can fulfill its mission and provide quality, affordable
housing to area residents,” said Eric C. Brown, Director of the Prince George’s
County Department of Housing and Community Development.
The House Lottery home, located in
District Heights, MD, is a spacious 4 bedrooms/3 baths home on a cul-de-sac and
situated on over a 1/4 acre lot landscaped with flowers and fruit trees with a
large fenced yard. It features granite countertops and new Energy-Star stainless
steel kitchen appliances, new chocolate kitchen cabinetry, custom ceramic tile
design in the master bath, a rear deck and off-street parking.
For more information, please
contact Alexis Revis Yeoman, Public Information (301) 883-2760.
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