Submitted by Homes for Islanders
The affordable self-help housing nonprofit Homes for Islanders is nearing completion of its Foxhall neighborhood homes. This will bring HFI’s owner-built affordable home production total up to 129 completed homes built over 17 years between 2004 and 2021.
Although HFI has been searching diligently for a future location(s) to continue the program, we regretfully acknowledge that we have been unable to locate feasible neighborhoods or undeveloped sites for two group builds for eight-to-10 homes for each site.
Homes for Islanders, therefore, intends to suspend our operations until we can locate a suitable, feasible location where our mutual self-help program can be offered to the community once again. It is our hope that the span of time during which HFI remains in operational suspension will be short, but it may take several years to overcome the present lack of available building sites suitable for neighborhoods of mutual self-help homebuilding.
In the meantime, HFI’s volunteer Board of Directors will continue to search through potential future sites with the goal of reopening operations and helping more islanders achieve the dream of sweat-equity homeownership in the San Juans.