Self-Help Housing Program

LOOKING FOR A QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HOME? THINK THAT OWNING A HOME IS BEYOND YOUR REACH? ALASKA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CAN HELP MAKE THE DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP A REALITY!

About the Self-Help Housing Program

Our newest home building project (2013) will have a rural setting just outside Wasilla.  Wooded 1 acre lots with elbow room. With a little hard work, owning your own home is within your reach.  Mortgage payments are less than most rental housing.  Quality, energy efficient homes and affordable payments.  Monthly payments as low as $750.  1700 SF home.  3 bedroom / 2 bath & 2 car garage.  5 Star Plus Energy Rated.  New construction. This style home is available through the USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing program. 

Homes are built by mutual group construction under the direction of a construction supervisor.  Skilled trades work is completed by contractors.  Subsidized mortgages are financed by USDA Rural Development.  Open to all applicants under 80% of the area median income (subject to credit, debt and loan qualifications).  Affordable housing grant and loan assistance subject to eligibility ($25,000 conditional loan via Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Housing Development Program-0% interest with up to $10,000 conditionally forgiven).  Prices include land, home and utility connections.  With approved affordable housing funds this home is available for a primary loan amount of $166,000.  Not every buyer will qualify for every home.  All prices are for self-help housing, which includes a minimum of 30 hours per week of buyer labor contribution.  For more information, contact Alaska Community Development Corporation (we are a non-profit housing assistance provider) at (907) 746-5680.  We are here to assist you—no obligation or hard sales pitch!

 

  • Contact Alaska Community Development Corporation today

  • for more information at (907) 746-5680

  • or visit our office at

  • 1517 S. Industrial Way, #8

  • Palmer, Alaska 99645

  • or via email here

Click Here to download a brochure with answers to many questions about the Self-Help Program

Annual Income Guidelines for the Mat-Su Borough

Family Size Very Low-Income Low-Income
1 Person $29,700 $47,550
2 Person $33,950 $54,300
3 Person $38,200 $61,100
4 Person $42,450 $67,900
5 Person $45,850 $73,350
6 Person $49,200 $78,750

Participant families must contribute at least 30 hours per week toward construction of participant family homes, under the direction of the construction coordinator. A typical construction schedule would be from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. This schedule is subject to change based on the participant families mutual agreement.

House plans - Are typically ranch and two-story style, 2, 3, or 4-bedroom homes with an attached garage. Energy efficient design and construction. 5 Star Energy Plus Rating.

Contact our staff below if you have any questions:

Position Name Email
Self-Help Coordinator Phyllis Shafer Click Here to Email
Construction Coordinator Pete Byrne Click Here to Email