Eastern Eight CDC

Eastern Eight CDC - Self-Help Housing

Take pride in your accomplishment. We think you’ll like the feeling too – that’s why we require every one of our homeowners to contribute 100 hours of “sweat equity” to their home’s construction with the Mutual Self-Help Housing program. From the ground up, you’ll play an active part preparing you’re your home. It’s a personal way to get to know the place you’ll call home for, perhaps, the rest of your life.

Does 100 hours sound like a big commitment? It’s not so bad – you choose how you help and you can involve your friends and family, because every hour they contribute goes toward your total.

Besides, we’re pretty sure you’ll like what you feel walking into your completed home for the first time – knowing you helped make it happen.

Eastern Eight CDC‘s Self-Help Housing Program is designed to provide an opportunity for working individuals and families of low and very low incomes to build their own homes. An essential part of the program centers around the homeowners providing a portion of their own labor, therefore, reducing down on construction costs, and building up their equity during the construction process.

Another positive aspect about this program is the affordability it offers. With rental prices at an all time high, you can have a house payment that is the same or lower than many rent payments are, as well as being able to say, “I own my home!”

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