EHOP Homeowners: The Rodriguez Family

Nicolas Rodriguez emigrated from Jalisco and Judith Rodriguez is from a small town outside of Mexico City. Nicholas and Judith met at work in a food packaging company and were soon married and raising a family. The Rodriguez' are a proud family, dedicated to their family and their work. Their three children, Nicolas Jr., Yanira and Yanelly, are affectionate and energetic, excelling in sports and ambitious in school. To make all this happen, the Rodriguez' work long hours, most times working six days a week, and many times all seven days. The family was renting a cramped, one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood, Calif., where their growing children had to remain quiet so as not to disturb the other residents. There was no yard for them to play in nor was it safe for them to go outside alone. But with the high prices of real estate in Southern Calif. and without a large downpayment, the Rodriguez' could only dream of a home of their own.

In 2002, the Rodriguez' decided to take a life-changing step. They had heard about the EHOP program and they seized the chance to buy an EHOP home. The Rodriguez' contacted an agent and dutifully followed every step in order to qualify for an EHOP home. In November of 2002, their dream came true.


Today, the Rodriguez' continue to fill their lives with large family gatherings, soccer games, and school activities. This boisterous family now has a yard to play in and every once in a while, Nicholas Rodriguez Sr. can be found playing soccer in the yard as well. Twelve-year-old Nicholas Jr. was recently approached at a soccer game and was asked to be in a cereal commercial. What are their hopes for the future? The children excel in school and have plans to attend and graduate from college. Mrs. Rodriguez is diligently working on improving her English skills.


In Mrs. Rodriguez' words, with the help of God, their agent, and EHOP, they were "able to accomplish the dream that all people desire, to have their own home".