"I'm the new spokesperson for Manna," remarks new homeowner Sandy Romero. "Everyone that I meet, I tell them about Manna and my experience." Before she was introduced to Manna, the Romero family was struggling with credit card bills and a recent layoff in the family. In 2003, the family was informed that their apartment building was being turned into luxury condominiums. Not knowing what to do, the Romero family turned to their neighbor for advice who pointed them to Manna and the possibility of homeownership. Manna provided the Romeros' with the necessary services to become homeowners. Although intimidated at first, Sandy now serves on the Board of Directors, providing her with the opportunity to speak for homeowners and join a team with a mission of providing affordable housing in DC.