Helping team members to have a better life is the main goal of the American Dream Program at the JBS USA beef facility in Cactus, TX. Since the program’s inception in 2017, 19 team members have been able to buy their own homes with assistance from the Loan Depot mortgage company.
Each week, representatives from Loan Depot visit the Cactus facility to meet with team members who are interested in home ownership but may not fully understand the house buying process. This partnership allows mortgage officers to explain the complicated process while also educating participants on the importance of credit and how to improve a credit score when necessary.
In 2018, Cactus team member, Isabel Gutierrez, closed on her home with the help of the American Dream Program. By the time Gutierrez started work at JBS USA, she had lost her house due to a divorce and was living in a small two bedroom apartment with her three children. “My children were unhappy in the cramped space. The opportunity to buy this home in Dumas was huge for our family to get out of a small space and move into a house with our own rooms and a yard.” Since moving into their new home in Dumas in September 2018, Gutierrez and her family are very happy and have even adopted a puppy to play with in their yard.
The JBS USA Cactus team is excited to continue making the American dream of home ownership possible for many more team members like Gutierrez.