With the knowledge she gained from NeighborWorks Orange County, Monique Ruelas put a roof over her head. Then another. And then another. “I would never be where I’m at if it wasn’t for that day when I went to that first NeighborWorks class,” she said. “ Monique came to NeighborWorks around 2002. At the time, she was a renter and single mom with two daughters. The path she followed transformed her from a renter to a homeowner, setting the stage for other family members to acquire their own houses.