The state of Alaska is known for its cool summers and frigid winters. It’s also the home of Alaska Community Development Corporation (CDC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring decent and energy-efficient housing for low to moderate income residents. The organization focuses on energy conservation, weatherization, retrofitting, rehabilitation, construction and financing. One of the ways it assists income eligible residents is through its Mutual Self-Help Housing program.
When affordable housing meets energy efficiency, the results for new homeowners can be pretty significant. Just ask Becky, one of the first self-help participants in the program administered by National Affordable Housing Network (NAHN).