by Dennis Drake
I am from Montana, but have been working with the Deaf (Hearing Impaired) community on the island of Bohol in the Philippines for the past 30 years. It has always been my goal to build affordable housing for our deaf families. We have come up with a new one that I wanted to share with your readers. I have listed a couple of links below that talk about what we are accomplishing.
This concept is nothing new but has wider implication beyond our deaf employees. There is a great deal of interest from the general public so hopefully will become a business that can support livelihoods for 10 or so deaf workers and their families. We are currently using our own lumber and ship-lap siding, but will most likely shift to steel studs and composite siding that is more durable and doesn’t require painting. Our deaf families are able to make payments of only $75 a month to purchase a house and a lot.