The thousands of families that call Starrett City home have spent the last two years wondering if they would be out of a home.
"I worried, I have three kids, everyone here worry what's the next move, who's taking over, who's going to do what," said Donna Yardon, a Starett City resident.
"Where would people go, there'd be no where to go now a days," said Lorenzo Artis, a Starett City resident.
The sale of the country's largest subsidized public housing complex attracted more than a dozen buyers which was narrowed to three, and now, just one bid remains.
"I'm holding the celebration until the ink is on the paper and all parties are in agreement," said Reverend A. R. Bernard, Christian Cultural Center.
Reverend A.R. Bernard's apprehension isn't shared by his congregation, who exploded at the news that the Cogsville group, which includes Christian Culture Center, had the winning bid.
"Think about how the tenants have lived in fear, literally fear of losing their homes for two years, not knowing what there future was going to be," said Bernard.
But tenants say that future is looking brighter.
"I'm ecstatic to hear that CCC's group won the bid," said Artis.
At one point, the asking price for Starrett City was said to be $1.3 billion. Now, the Christian Cultural Center is working on a deal to buy the property for 6 to 700 million and the pastor said that lower price tag will help keep Starett affordable.
"I think its going to be a good thing, for the community, for Starett," said Diane Stone.
Stone has raised twin daughters at Starett, and now, her grandson is a frequent visitor. The anxiety of the last two years of uncertainty is now gone.
"A little more at ease because they are going to keep it affordable so that's good that's the most important thing," said Stone.