It was 1994 when Eileen Burke picked up a flyer about a new program promoting the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Self-Help Housing program, which claimed to offer “no money down and affordable mortgage payments to income-eligible homebuyers”. Having never heard of this program before, she was hesitant, but ready to make a life change.
Justin and Mandy were a young family just starting out at the time they found the Self-Help Housing program. Like most young couples, they wanted a home where they could settle down and start building memories. They worked for eight years to get into a home, but hadn’t been able to do so in any other way.