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5/12/08-Tyler

East Texas Woman Gets New Home After 14 Year Wait

It's a brand new home for a long-time Tyler resident. Monday, 77-year-old Sarah Toler was handed the keys to her new home. Toler bought her old home back in 1965 for just a thousand dollars, but by today's standards, it did not meet city building codes. Now, through Tyler 21's 'Rehabilitation Assistance Program,' Toler has a new home that does.

"I am so proud of this home. I've been waiting for 14 long years for this time, and I mean I am ready," she says.

The Rehabilitation Assistance program is available for low-income homeowners. This year, the city is building nine brand new homes.

Tracy Watler Reporting, tracy@kltv.com

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