Self-Help Housing offers a unique opportunity for first time home buyers* with a moderate income to fulfill their dreams of owning their own home.
Our standard homes are 3 or 4 bedrooms, 1 to 2.5 baths, and an attached two-car garage.
Families who qualify work together to build a group of 5 to 7 homes per project. The self-help method requires a definite commitment of family time and energy from participants. This is an important responsibility. Each family is required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week for approximately 7 to 10 months to complete the project.
Lower Columbia CAP’s Self-Help Housing projects are now available in Lewis, Cowlitz and Clark Counties. Financing is provided by USDA Rural Development and local lending institutions.
Key Advantages of Lower Columbia CAP’s Self-Help Housing Program
- 100% Financing
- Equity in your home, when you move in
- Step-by-step Construction Supervision
- LOW UTILITY COSTS because homes are built to NW Washington Energy Star Code requirements