The Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) is a value-driven, nonprofit housing developer. Our mission is to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing solutions to people of modest means. MHDC was founded in 1977 by a group of concerned local citizens who say a need for housing in the community, and took action to remedy the situation. Their efforts resulted in MHDC proudly becoming Delaware's leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing.
Our housing services include transitional housing, multi-family rental housing, the Self-Help Housing Program, the Home Repair Project, home ownership preservation, the Home Buyers' Club, property management, single-family new construction, site design, and land development. MHDC is known for our open-minded approach, commitment to quality, and a caring, sound passion for clients and staff alike. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for our clients and meeting their needs in the most effective and efficient manner.
The Self-Help Housing Program is the only federal program that combines “sweat equity” homeownership opportunities with technical assistance and affordable loans for America’s rural families. Self-Help Housing families join together nights and weekends to build each other’s homes as a group, earning equity, decreasing construction costs, and make lasting investments in their community.
Self-Help Housing successfully builds on the barn-raising tradition of rural America. Families frequently contribute roughly 1,500 hours on nights and weekends to build each other’s homes. Families participating in the Self-Help Housing Program perform approximately 65 percent of the construction labor on each other’s homes under qualified supervision.
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