New homeowner Lana Sampson poses with Colleen Robinson from Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

New homeowner Lana Sampson poses with Colleen Robinson from Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County.

Agencies collaborate on housing for Forks woman

FORKS — Even during a pandemic great things can happen when organizations team up to benefit others, according to Priscilla Leffler, Mutual Self Help Coordinator of the Peninsula Housing Authority.

Lana Sampson of Forks set out on a mission to provide a home for herself and her children, Leffler said.

She contacted the Peninsula Housing Authority (PHA) and inquired about the Mutual Self-Help Program.

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County (HFHCC) also had been in communication with PHA regarding a home it had in Forks that had been built in 2016 and had become vacant.

Through the collaboration of Peninsula Housing Authority and Habitat for Humanity, and with funding from a USDA Rural Development no-down payment, low-interest loan, Sampson was able to purchase the home.

Families helped

Sampson will join five other families in Forks using the mutual self-help method which requires families to dedicate time every week constructing each other’s homes.

“These families will soon realize their dreams of homeownership and creating a neighborhood,” Leffler said.

“With the goal of ensuring affordable housing inventory in the Forks Community, PHA and HFHCC worked together to make homeownership become a reality.”

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