Monday evening, Aug. 10, four Forks families became Home Builders as they broke ground on the sites of their new homes on Maloney Lane. The five new Peninsula Housing Authority homes will join three previously built by Habitat for Humanity.
PHA shared the following:
It is with great joy that the Peninsula Housing Authority announces the groundbreaking of five new homes in Forks, WA. Amidst the darkness of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is light at the end of the tunnel for five families in the west end. On July 23, 2020, these families closed their construction loans with assistance from Peninsula Housing Authority’s Mutual Self-Help Program supported by funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. This will be the first Mutual Self-Help build group to construct homes in Forks.
The path from application to closing took years and these folks overcame some major hurdles on their individual journeys. They waited patiently to finally see their dream of homeownership become reality. Constructing these five homes using the mutual self-help method requires each family to dedicate 32 hours a week working on each other’s houses. The result will be (5) three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family residences with garages.
All participants are transitioning from renting in Forks to homeownership, the cornerstone of our country. Over the course of the next year, we look forward to their home building experiences. It is only with determination that great things can happen!