Michigan veteran receives free home in Dearborn

There was no shortage of gratitude that came from Joanne Springer on Thursday.

"I'm so nervous, Thank ya'll, thank ya'll," she said.

Walking down a cement path and flanked by reporters, Springer climbed the steps onto her new home, a gift she received the keys to today.

"Oh this is nice, it's so beautiful," she said.

A veteran of the army, Springer was an aircraft mechanic. While she found success in her service, homeownership hasn't always come easy. However, after an application that was filed to the Veterans Affairs Real Estate Professionals, she was gifted a brand new home in Dearborn.

"I've been struggling with homeownership for years," Springer said. "When my kids was young, I wanted to be a homeowner. When they got of age, I wanted to be a homeowner but different things that change life mess with your finances."

Not anymore. Although, she was surprised by the quality of the structure she now can call home. Coming fully furnished with a two-car garage, she owes some of her luck to the partnership with Bank of America, which greeted her on the porch.

"On behalf of Bank of America, thank you for your service to our country," said a representative with the company. "We hope that you appreciate our token of appreciation in providing you a path to home ownership."