County Bank celebrated its 25th anniversary with a volunteer work day for MHDC’s Self-Help Housing Program. On July 8, eight employees from County Bank spent the day putting up siding on the home of Self-Help participant, Pansey Slayton, in Heritage Farms, Lincoln DE. MHDC construction supervisors Terry Dutton and Bruce Taylor were on-hand to provide supervision. In one day’s work, the group nearly completed siding the entire home.
The Self-Help Housing Program is MHDC’s premier homeownership program. The program was established by USDA Rural Development over 40 years ago for very-low to low-income families, utilizing a sweat equity model. MHDC is the only agency in Delaware offering the program and has assisted over 165 families realize their dream of homeownership. Currently, MHDC’s Self-Help families average $35,000 in sweat equity per home.