Families Invited to Sign Up for Low-Cost Homes

A nonprofit consortium is taking applications from low- and moderate-income residents of San Bernardino County who would like to own a home.

“Project Home Run"--a coalition composed of the city of San Bernardino, labor unions, lenders, Catholic Charities and other religious organizations--is building seven homes under the program and expects to build or renovate several more in coming months.

The three-bedroom, two-bath detached homes are expected to sell for $55,000 to $60,000. They are on 10,000-square-foot lots, about twice the size of a typical lot.


To qualify for the program, a family of four must earn an average $18,000 to $22,000 a year and must be able to make a down payment of about $3,000.

Larger families who earn more can also qualify for the program.

Each family must also agree to devote at least 100 hours of “sweat equity” toward building their home.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 12. More information can be obtained from Project Home Run, 150 E. Olive St., Colton, Calif. 92324, or by calling (714) 370-0800.