Posted on Tuesday June 01, 2010
Self Help Housing helps low-income individuals and families become home owners.
Home—it is the center of our lives. A place to call your own is what most of us wish for and work toward but for many it is just a dream.
Junction City Mutual Self Help Housing has helped 59 families reach that goal. Participating families work together to build each home, learning the value of teamwork and promoting self-esteem. The result is "sweat equity" which provides the down payment. These groups share the goal of home ownership and commit themselves to working cooperatively to make that goal a reality for all of them. The Self Help idea works because people want to make better lives for themselves and their families. Given the opportunity, they will do everything they can to make the dream of owning a home come true.
The Self Help idea builds more than just homes--it builds friends and communities. And it revitalizes neighborhoods, establishes credit, and builds new skills and confidence.
It is about pride and having a place to call home.
The City of Junction City's Mutual Self Help Housing Program is funded by a grant to the City of Junction City from USDA Rural Development.