KKCO 11 News - January 20, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Many families are struggling to find shelter in Mesa County with affordable housing vacancies less than one percent. But for some families, there might be hope in the near future.
The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program with Housing Resources has received a federal grant to build forty homes in the Grand Valley.
"We're actually getting an influx of applications, which is what we want. Because the quicker we can use up the money, the faster we can build the homes in the valley," says Katie Wilson with the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.
The program wants to build the homes in more rural areas rather than urban. So it is looking at land in Fruita and Palisade.
There is no cost to participate in the program, but the requirements include:
Being at least 10 years of age
Having an income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income
Being able to devote at least 30 hours per week of labor
Not currently owning a home
Meeting USDA Rural Development credit and allowable debt requirements
Do you want to build your own home but think you can't afford it?
Use your labor building the home as the downpayment.
Do you own or rent your own home and need help getting it ready for winter?
Weatherizing a home can save you money and help keep your home cool in the Summer and warm in the Winer.
Do you own your home and need assistance repairing it?
We are now serving Mesa and Garfield Counties with this program!
Looking for a home to rent?
We have several properties that my fit what you are looking for.
See how you can volunteer with Housing Resources.
Volunteers make a HUGE difference!
Take a look at what's going on at Housing Resources:
Home Buyer Education Classes