Mountain Projects’ motto is ‘Helping People Help Themselves’, and nowhere is this more evident than in their self-help, owner-built housing program, where participants save money and earn "sweat equity" toward their new home by completing 65% of the labor themselves. No construction experience is required, and Mountain Projects provides a construction supervisor to assist future homeowners through the process. All homes are financed with low-interest Rural Home Loans. Mountain Projects has built 51 homes through this program.
Our non-profit client of the week, Pisgah Legal Services, positively impacts WNC in a myriad of ways. Founded in 1978, Pisgah Legal helps more than 16,000 of the most vulnerable people in our communities annually to meet urgent needs such as housing, safety from abuse, health care and income.