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Families celebrate hard work, new homes; public invited – St George News

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New Affordable Homes in Hurricane, Utah Built Through Mutual Self-Help Housing Program Administered in Washington County by Self-Help Housing in Hurricane, Utah | Date Not Specified. Photo credit: Self-Help Homes, St. George News

Hurricane – Seven more families are preparing to move into new homes they helped build through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.

New Affordable Homes in Hurricane, Utah Built Through Mutual Self-Help Housing Program Administered in Washington County by Self-Help Housing in Hurricane, Utah | Date Not Specified. Photo credit: Self-Help Homes, St. George News

After 10 months of construction and about 1,400 hours of labor by each family, the group will celebrate with an open house at the Hurricane on Friday, September 9 from 3-5 p.m. We are looking for general public.

“These families have worked hard to complete their homes,” Self-Help Homes spokesperson Julie Lindquist said in a statement. “I’m so happy that they can finally finish their jobs and start a new life in their new home. It’s the American dream.”

The family groups all worked together to build affordable new homes through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, all with the support of Utah’s nonprofit self-help homes.

Self-Help Homes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity based in Provo with offices in St. George. Over 500 of his homes have been built in Utah, Wasatch and Washington with the help of Self-Help Homes.

Families and volunteers work to complete the home through the Self-Help Homes Sweat Equity program. Hurricane, Utah, no date given. Photo credit: Self-Help Homes, St. George News

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development. Self-Help Homes receives grants to run the program and USDA – RD provides guidance and finances mortgages.

Benefits of this program include a very small down payment, low interest rates, closing costs built into the loan, and monthly subsidies for qualifying families. Also, Self-Help Homes receives a grant to manage the program, so there is no profit or markup on the materials. All of these factors can help you save money, keep costs down, and make your mortgage more affordable.

“These families are showing responsibility, but they don’t have extra money for down payments or closing costs,” Lindquist said. “Especially with Utah real estate prices rising. So for most of them, it’s the only way they can get into their homes.”

To qualify for the program, families must meet income, credit, and work requirements and provide 35 hours of work per week at home for the eight to 10 months it takes to complete all homes in the group. must be promised.

Families and volunteers work to complete the home through the Self-Help Homes Sweat Equity program. Hurricane, Utah, no date given. Photo credit: Self-Help Homes, St. George News

“Nobody can move in until all the houses are finished,” Lindquist said. “To go through this difficult process of not just building a home, but building a neighborhood is truly an amazing achievement. We are so proud of them.”

Self-help homes in Southern Utah are always accepting applications and have relatively short waiting lists. “High priority” families are urgently needed now, Lindquist said. A family of 5 or more with an income of about $49,000 to he $54,750 is considered a top priority.

Families with lower incomes but additional household income such as child support, social security or SNAP benefits may also be eligible.

The public is invited to an open house at 404 N. 680 West of the Hurricane on Friday, September 9, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: self help home websitelook facebook page, Contact Julie Lindquist at 435-429-1048 or [email protected].

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