HOMEOWNER AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Katie Mack first came to Justine PETERSEN to purchase her dream home located in South City in 2003. Not yet quite ready for a home mortgage, Justine PETERSEN tailored a nuanced financing package that allowed Katie to purchase the home and ultimately refinance with a mainstream lender. Katie worked with a JP housing counselor to better her credit profile and obtain a competitive mortgage product. Along the way, the 17 years of home ownership have witnessed raising two boys among cats, dogs and chickens and realizing over $200k in equity. As a small business owner, her doula service welcomes over 40 babies into the world annually. In 2019, Katie accessed a small business loan through JP’s CDFI Great Rivers Community Capital.