Francine Walls, her daughter Shalisa Alexander and her granddaughter Patience in new Rodney Village home.

Francine Walls, her daughter Shalisa Alexander and her granddaughter Patience are Diamond State Community Land Trust’s newest community land trust members and homeowners. The family was visited this week by the Diamond State Welcome Wagon Committee, which brought a housewarming basket that included a fresh turkey donated by TA Farms in Camden-Wyoming.

The family took possession of a home in the Rodney Village neighborhood. It was bought, completely rehabilitated and sold with the financial support of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program administered by the Kent County Levy Court.

A grant from the Longwood Foundation and funds from Discover Bank and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware also helped. Financing came from the NCALL Loan Fund.

For more information, visit diamondstateclt.org.