Mountainlands Community Housing Trust

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust - Self-Help Housing

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) located at 1960 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 107, Park City, Utah. Founded in 1993, MCHT is based on the belief that a safe affordable home is often a family’s first step toward economic self-sufficiency. MCHT addresses the dual problems of housing affordability and availability on three fronts: acquisition and new construction of affordable housing, direct assistance in securing housing and needed basic services, self-help housing, and education and advocacy to promote housing policy.

“Housing for People not for Profit”

Overview of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust ‘s Self-Help Housing Program

Mountainlands Community Housing Trust ‘s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program gives you the opportunity to build your own house. Working together with other families, you will learn valuable construction skills as you build your own house. There is no construction experience required because our construction supervisor will be there every step of the way. The months that you spend building your home can save you as much as $20,000, and there’s never a payment to make during construction.

You will choose your own house lot and work with other families in the same area to build each other’s homes. You will choose the colors of your siding, roofing, paint, carpet, flooring and cabinets. Your house will be uniquely yours!

No construction experience needed—we will teach you everything you need to know. Some tasks will be completed by professionals but everything else is up to you and the other members of your group. In addition to your new home, you will be gaining valuable skills in budgeting, construction, maintenance and home repair.

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