Air Force Veteran becomes condo owner in Milwaukee

United States Air Force Veteran Talaya Scott is now the new owner of a condominium on Milwaukee's Northwest side.

She was presented the keys at a special ceremony Tuesday.

Scott is the first Veteran to receive a refurbished condo under a program started by WestCare Wisconsin in cooperation with the City of Milwaukee.

She got a special waiver to enter the Air Force at age 17.

She then returned and works at the refueling wing here while attending school to get her masters degree in finance.

The single mother of three says she was honored and grateful.

"This opportunity came into my life when I was going through a very very rough patch," Scott told CBS 58 News.

WestCare Wisconsin was founded by the late Rev Dr. James White, former President/CEO of the Johnson Institute Foundation.

Before joining WestCare as Regional Vice President, he assembled a talented and dedicated dream team to revive and uplift the grassroots Harambee Community Vision and Mission in Milwaukee, WI.

Working full time for the first two years with little to no compensation, and little to no funding, the team was able to restore the integrity of the Vision and Mission, and prepare the school, housing programs, community outreach, and AODA services for re-launch.

By joining the WestCare family as WestCare Wisconsin, Dr. White and his team recognized that the Harambee Community will now move forward and grow stronger in the years to come. 

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