Over the last year 10 couples now referred to as owner-builders have been working together to help build their own homes in a Hyrum neighborhood. This was done through Neighborhood Housing Solutions and representative David Frandsen says the families are now ready to show off the beautiful job they have done.
That will happen on Thursday, September 28 when an open house is held from 4-7 p.m. at 119 South 1000 East in Hyrum.
“You can walk through and look at each home, talk to the individual owner-builders who built them. There will be free hot dogs, drinks, a bounce house for the kids, and it’s a great opportunity.
“There are a lot of folks who wonder how they could ever afford getting into a new home. Because of the sweat equity that the families put in, they put in 35 hours a week, and because of that they are able to get into a brand new home that they can actually afford.
“In fact, the rent that they’ve been paying is often more than their house payment that they are going to be paying.”
Frandsen says the <a href=”http://nnhc.net/mshh2.html” target=”_blank”>self help program</a> is a great way for families with good credit to get into a home they otherwise could not afford. For more information about the program, call 753-1112.