Washington Agricultural families Assistance Program, or WAFA, is two steps closer to helping their goal of 12 families to purchase new homes in Bridgeport after purchasing two lots from the city earlier this year.
The nonprofit organization was started by Governor Lowry in 2003 and has built about 50 homes in eastern Washington using competitive federal grant monies.
Bridgeport Mayor, Marilyn Lynn, told us that the program does not give the homes away, but rather makes them affordable.
Mayor Lynn adds that the WAFA foundation is still looking for applicants who would like to be a part of the program.
In order to qualify, applicants need to be part of the agriculture industry in some manner.
The City of Bridgeport has sold two lots to the foundation, but is still looking for 10 additional buildable lots- and is hoping to have all 12 homes built in the next 2-3 years. "CLICK HERE" for Audio
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