June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month and, to celebrate, the National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN) welcomes the public to the new Mountain Horizons Solar Subdivision for “Work Day in Whitehall” on Saturday, June 20th, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Centered on the first four homes under construction, Work Day in Whitehall aims to bring the community together to support the construction of safe, affordable homes in partnership with local families. Each of the first four homes is a part of the Self Help Housing program, which relies heavily on labor from the homeowners and volunteers to complete the homes in an affordable way. Attendees will have a chance to help out, visit the Homeownership Table to learn more about the homes and how to qualify, meet the staff, and check out the houses. Look for the four houses under construction on opposite corners of the new neighborhood, behind the IGA, by the airport, off Meadowview.

Mountain Horizons Solar Subdivision is a project of the National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit established in 1994 with headquarters in Butte, MT. NAHN was established to help develop and transfer high performance affordable housing techniques that benefit those in need. The Whitehall subdivision recently was honored June 10 by a site visit from the top housing official from the federal US Department of Agriculture, Tony Hernandez, Administrator, with the USDA Rural Housing Service.


Self Help Housing is a program of USDA Rural Development now in its 50th year and celebrating the 50,000th home built. Self Help Housing assists low to moderate income families construct brand new, modest high performance homes designed according to their individual budgets and needs. Each must participate in pre-purchase housing credit counseling and homebuyer education and contributes a significant amount of hours of work over the course of the build. Most family members have no prior construction experience and work with NAHN’s Construction Educator to learn on site. The homes are built concurrently and families agree to help out in all homes, moving in only when all are complete.

For more information contact: Meghan Boyce at meghanb@nahn.com or (406) 782-8579.

For more information about NAHN see: www.nahn.com

For more information about Self Help Housing see: www.selfhelphousingspotlight.org


National Affordable Housing Network


Established as an independent non-profit in 1994, the National Affordable Housing Network, NAHN was founded to develop resources to provide highly credible research, evaluation, design, education, information and policy and program design assistance to those working to change the way low-cost housing is built for disadvantaged Americans.