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DIY affordable housing: How this Bay Area woman helped build her dream home

Julieta Aquino and her daughter are among a group of 11 low-income families who recently became homeowners in a new Fremont housing development — one they helped build over the past two years as participants in a local Habitat for Humanity project. Each family was required to put in 500 hours of so-called sweat equity, pounding nails and pouring concrete on the construction site.