Homes For Islanders

Homes for Islanders

  1. Are you a limited income family living in San Juan County?
  2. Have you thought about building your own home?

If you answered yes to these two questions, and are willing to spend up to 35 hours per week to help with construction, then this is the program for you!

Homes For Islanders’ Self-Help Housing Program

Desire, Effort and Dedicated Teamwork build comfortable homes and neighborhoods. Loans are Available for Low to Very-Low Income Families.

Overview of Homes For Islanders’ Self-Help Housing Program

Homes For Islanders’ Mutual Self-Help Housing Program gives you the opportunity to build your own house. Working together with other families, you will learn valuable construction skills as you build your own house. There is no construction experience required because our construction supervisor will be there every step of the way. The months that you spend building your home can save you as much as $20,000, and there’s never a payment to make during construction.

You will choose your own house lot and work with other families in the same area to build each other’s homes. You will choose the colors of your siding, roofing, paint, carpet, flooring and cabinets. Your house will be uniquely yours!

No construction experience needed—we will teach you everything you need to know. Some tasks will be completed by professionals but everything else is up to you and the other members of your group. In addition to your new home, you will be gaining valuable skills in budgeting, construction, maintenance and home repair.


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