On June 29th, National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN) and Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana were proud to host a home dedication on the 3000 block of Fairmont St. After five years of hard work, thousands of hours of volunteer effort, and more than 15,000 hours of family sweat equity, a new neighborhood has been created on vacant land in the Whittier School area in Butte.
Habitat and NAHN have completed a total of 18 homes, including six condos and 12 single family homes. Dedicated on Tuesday were the final three homes in the neighborhood. These 18 new homes are now added to the tax base. Producing revenues to help share the costs of city-county services, schools, and public safety. At the same time, their hard-working owners have earned a combined total of at least $360,000 in equity in their new homes. This serves as a down payment on their properties.
The backbone of the project, affecting all 18 homes, is the ongoing partnership between the Mutual Self Help program operated by NAHN. This program supports team-built homes across rural America since 1944 through the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. NAHN, with Habitat, has operated the program in Southwest Montana since 2004. The program has completed neighborhoods in six other areas in Butte.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers and supporters who made this project possible. We had a great home dedication event! It was exciting to see all of the smiles on our families faces! Fill out our volunteer sign-up to participate in future volunteer projects and help bring affordable housing to Southwest Montana. Apply for a house of your own through NAHN and Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Montana. Fill out NAHN’s New Client Intake Form to apply.