CRHDC has helped over 1,600 families build their homes in 30 different counties through our mutual self-help program, which allows new homebuyers to take an active role in the construction of their own homes. In this program, participants contribute significant “sweat equity” towards the construction of their home, bringing down development costs and producing a more affordable home. Each family contributes a minimum of 30 hours of labor per week towards the homes for approximately 6 to 8 months.
Sonia Chacon, a first time home owner participant, said: “I think the Mutual Self-Help home program is a great program for people like me. When I first began the home buying process I felt so helpless because I didn’t realize how much was involved. It’s great to be able to work with the CRHDC staff and also be around other families. I’m excited for a place to call my own, and not have to waste money anymore on renting.”
CRHDC’s mutual self help program provides stable foundations for families, neighborhoods, and communities. We are currently seeking interested homeowners in both Monte Vista and Alamosa to participate in this program. For more information, contact Robert Villagomez at 719.589.1680 ext 11 or send an email.
“I see this as an opportunity for my family to grow and a place for my kids to grow up in a home.”
-Rudy Rodriguez, Self-Help Participant