"I am an artist and art teacher. I received an art commission for a train station in New Jersey that was funded by stimulus money from the federal transportation dept. I worked on that project for years, then put the money I made down on a house and got a mortgage with my husband. We are planning on moving in within the next year and setting up a small business, as he is retiring from the Jersey City Fire Dept. The Recovery Act is helping us to live our dream!"
—Laurinda, New Jersey