Operation Welcome Home
Evan Dupree
National Guard member buys a home in New Bedford
January 14, 2020

Evan Dupree works for McLaughlin Research Corporation as an Engineering Technician on the Newport Navy Base and serves in the National Guard.

In 2019, he used a MassHousing Operation Welcome Home loan to buy a home in the Gateway City of New Bedford. Operation Welcome Home provides affordable mortgage financing as well as closing cost and down payment assistance to members of the Reserves and National Guard, active-duty military, Veterans and Gold Star Families.

Evan worked with Elise Bare from Residential Mortgage Services, a MassHousing-approved lender.

His advice to future buyers? "Do your research and do not rush the process."

The best things about owning a home are saving money compared to renting and building equity. Having something to call your own is such an awesome feeling." - Evan Dupree