The Rural Studio Program in Alabama Ready to Release Plans for $20,000 Houses

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February 05, 2015

Architecture students at Alabama’s Auburn University have been fine-tuning designs for low-cost housing through the Rural Studio program for over a decade, CityLab reports.

Participants in the program have developed designs for 16 iterations of a $20,000 home, and the studio is getting ready to bring some of the plans to the market. This price target is based on the smallest loan amount that a person living on Social Security could afford through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Section 502 rural housing loan program.

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