Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

Drought Assistance

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HomeLIFT is a national program from Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks® America. It provides eligible homebuyers with $15,000 to use toward down payment and closing costs on qualified homes.

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Bakersfield HomeLIFT


Fresno HomeLIFT


Modesto HomeLIFT


Stockton HomeLIFT

What We Do

Families Building Home

Build Your Own Home

With skilled onsite supervision, families help build each other’s homes.


Rental Communities

Affordable rental housing communities offering afterschool programs, adult education classes, computer literacy classes, and more.

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Repair Your Home

Funding assistance to make important health and safety repairs to your home.

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Homeownership Education

Online and in-person classes prepare prospective homebuyers for sustainable homeownership.


Buy A Home

Resources and assistance for families wishing to become homeowners through traditional avenues.

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Community Development

Assistance for rural communities to identify sources of clean drinking water and develop sanitary sewer systems.

Healthy Homes & Communities

Self-Help Enterprises has a long history of integrating healthy, sustainable development practices to create healthier, energy-efficient environments for community residents.

Learn more below about Self-Help Enterprises’ commitment to working with cities, counties and residents to improve health outcomes and reduce environmental impact.


Building homes that are energy efficient, use fewer resources, and are affordable.

Community Building

Empowering people to become leaders in their community.

Health & Wellness

Creating and supporting efforts to promote healthy homes and communities.

Welcome home.

Families achieve the dream of becoming homeowners by working together to build each other’s homes.


On the Blog


Funds to Assist Communities Devastated by Drought

The California Drought Relief Fund, which was launched on August 26, 2015,  announced its first grants to help families and communities impacted by t


Community Leadership Award

Paul Boyer, Self-Help Enterprises Program Director of Community Development, was recognized with the Dennis Wallace Community Leadership Award at the

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From Disrepair to a Safe Home

For many residents living in California’s San Joaquin Valley, the everyday challenge of balancing a limited household income to meet basic survival

There are many ways you can support our housing and community development efforts. From volunteering to a tax-deductible contribution to becoming a participant, you can join us in strengthening the communities we serve.

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