What is Self-Help Housing…
Self-Help Housing is a program for low-income families to achieve the dream of home ownership. Qualified families work together under the supervision of a Construction Supervisor to construct their homes.
What is involved…
To participate in the Mutual Self-Help program you must be willing to set aside all your spare time for at least one year. Participants are required to contribute a minimum of 30 man hours per week in the evenings and on weekends. Those hours can be contributed by family and friends that are willing to work in the participant’s behalf.
$$ How much will it cost? $$
There is no cost to participate in the program. The only up front money that you will need is what is necessary to purchase a Builders Risk policy to insure your home and materials while in construction. Also, you will need to purchase the necessary construction tools to complete the project as a whole.
Where can we build?
In order to do the program effectively, the building lots must be located fairly close to one another. To provide for an effective program, UBAOG will have building lots available in a suitable location. As each group is formed, the lots will be chosen on a first qualified, first choose basis.
Who can qualify?
Anyone whose annual income is equal to or less than the *income guidelines can qualify as long as they—
No prior construction knowledge is required to participate in this program.
House Plans are available to view below-
Mutual Self Help Housing and Self Help Acquisition Rehabilitation application Process
You can contact us at 435-722-4518 for assistance. If you prefer a paper copy of these applications one can be mailed to you.
Or pick up an application at these locations
330 East 100 South Roosevelt, Utah 84066
152 East 100 North Vernal, Utah 84078 (Housing Department)
National Self Help Housing site:
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