Just a month away from owning her first house, a Milwaukee mother lost everything. But a special program refused to let her family stay homeless.
Dakeela Burkes thought her dream of home ownership ended two weeks ago. The Milwaukee mother of four had been in a rent-to-own program run by ACTS Housing. The non-profit helps low income families purchase houses. Burkes was a month away from closing when her house went up in flames.
"You worked so hard and then to see everything taken away from you, you know what I'm saying," Burkes said.