Who says Congress can't get anything done?
Habitat for Humanity and Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, will break ground Saturday on a "House That Congress Built" in southwest Provo. The home, in the Faith subdivision at 350 W. 700 South, will be constructed in partnership with Gary and Nettie Montierth and their five children, Jessica, Angela, Hillary, Austin and Megan.The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in May declaring the importance of decent housing for all Americans and announced plans for the "House That Congress Built" project. The Congress, Habitat for Humanity and National Partners in Homeownership intend to build simple, affordable homes for low-income families in all 435 congressional districts in 1998.
Home-buyers must obtain budget counseling and are required to do 350 to 500 hours of "sweat equity" before purchasing the house. The home is sold to the family based on actual construction costs with a 20- to 30-year no-interest loan.