Mutual Self-Help Housing

Courtesy of Rhonda Johnson

It’s hard to believe Rhonda Johnson doesn’t have more time in the day than everyone else.

Over the last seven years, the Soldotna resident has volunteered more hours than she can count to help build at least 45 houses for low-income Alaskans through the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, or RurAL CAP.

This fall, the national Community Action Partnership chose Johnson from volunteers around the country for an award celebrating her years of service. The organization flew her out to Boston to accept the award last month.

The RurAL CAP office in Soldotna is ready to accept applications for the next round of family homes under the Mutual Self-Help Housing program. Learn more as host Jay Barrett talks with Mi'Shell French of RurAL CAP and soon-to-be homeowner Delana Green about the application process, requirements and benefits of homeownership.

You can find out more about the program at the RurAL CAP office in the Blazy Mall, or by calling French at 260-3451.