Families celebrate completion of MHDC homes

Five families who spent the past year helping build their homes in Sussex County reaped the fruits of their labor last Tuesday, August 30th, as USDA inspectors made their final inspection rounds and gave them the clearance to move in. Pictured Above:  Joanne Deiter of USDA Rural Development, Bruce Taylor of MHDC, MHDC Self Help Participants Gary & Audrey Cohen, Janet Brittingham of USDA Rural Development

Five families who spent the past year helping build their homes in Sussex County reaped the fruits of their labor last Tuesday, August 30th, as USDA inspectors made their final inspection rounds and gave them the clearance to move in.
Pictured Above: Joanne Deiter of USDA Rural Development, Bruce Taylor of MHDC, MHDC Self Help Participants Gary & Audrey Cohen, Janet Brittingham of USDA Rural Development

MILFORD – Five families who spent the past year helping build their homes in Sussex County reaped the fruits of their labor last Tuesday, August 30th, as USDA inspectors made their final inspection rounds and gave them the clearance to move in.

USDA Rural Development partners with MHDC to offer affordable interest rates and mortgage payments to modest income applicants who commit to nights and weekends to provide “sweat equity” in lieu of a down payment.  Models offered are three to four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with a minimum of a one car garage.

The Self-Help Housing Program is MHDC’s premier homeownership program.  The program was established by USDA Rural Development over 40 years ago for very-low to low-income families.  Working under the supervision of MHDC construction supervisors, each family must commit to Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights.  The families work on all homes as a group; and no one moves in until each home is complete.  MHDC is the only agency in Delaware offering the program and has assisted close to 200 families realize their dream of homeownership.

For more information about the Self-Help Housing Program or MHDC, go to www.milfordhousing.com, or call 302-422-8255.

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