Self-Help Homeownership: What it means to Families
We are proud of the families we’ve helped achieve the dream of homeownership. This series highlights the incredible impact we’ve made thanks to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program. Homeownership changes lives—it can be a gateway to financial stability and better quality of life. The four families featured here all know the difference a home can make. Congratulations to all of them for the extraordinary achievement of building a home!
The Castro Family
With the help of People’s Self-Help Housing, the Castro family built their own home in King City, California. This is their new home:
Ben Phelps built his new home in Heber, Utah, thanks to support from Self-Help Homes of Utah. Here’s how his new home has made a difference in his life:
The Root Family
Self-Help Homes of Utah also helped the Root family build their own home in Heber, Utah. Here’s what their home means to them:
The Smith Family
With the help of People’s Self-Help Housing, the Smith family built their own home in Boone County, Arkansas. This is their new home:
Over the last 25 years, the Housing Assistance Council has financed the construction of over 10,000 new self-help homes. Under the self-help model, homeowners help build their homes, contributing “sweat equity” instead of a traditional down payment.