Monday, November 24, 2014

News
Perry Co. Program Helps Low-Income Families Become Homeowners
By George McDonald


From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A program in Perry County is making the American Dream of home ownership -- a reality for a group of low income families.

The Self Help Housing Program is helping a half dozen families build their very own homes.
Construction will start in about a month -- and the families should be in their new homes by the end of the year.

"I never owned a home before. You know its just, its just something you, that's like a new start in my life," said Marion resident and future homeowner, Joe Russell.

 "Some of the people that are going to be moving into these homes are moving out of old mobile homes, are moving out of housing conditions that are not necessarily the most desirable,"

The program is administered by Sowing Seeds of Hope -- a non-profit organization based in Marion -- and funded by USDA Rural Development.

 "Some of the people that are going to be moving into these homes are moving out of old mobile homes, are moving out of housing conditions that are not necessarily the most desirable," said USDA Rural Development State Director Ronnie Davis.