Valley families to start building their own homes through affordable housing program

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Valencia Heights is a new 15-acre subdivision started by self-help enterprises. The Visalia-based community development organization helps low-income families across the Valley.

Eventually, Valencia Heights will include seventy new and affordable homes. But future homeowners, like the Reynoso family, will do much of the building.

"Having two kids in one room, it gets kind of hectic, so now they can all three of them have their own bedroom and life is happy," said program recipient Jose Reynoso.

Construction hours count as a down payment for these new homeowners. They hope to move in by next Thanksgiving.
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