Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

Drought Assistance


Now Forming: 2016 Water Boards Leadership Institute

  Self-Help Enterprises and the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) invite you to join a uniquely effective leadership development course. This no-cost course strengthens community leadership by teaching skills and tools to be more intentional, effective and energized leaders. Participants must be current or aspiring members of water or sewer district boards of directors from disadvantaged communities. Interested? Learn more.  

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

Scholarship Awards 2016

Scholarships Awarded to Local Students

Self-Help Enterprises is proud to award $6,000 in scholarship awards to seven local students in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement.

Making Our Communities Greener This Earth Day

As we observe Earth Day amidst one of California’s most severe droughts on record, we are reminded of the importance of conservation and the resourc

Drought-Stricken Community Takes Action to Form Water System

Most of us enjoy the convenience of having water to cook, drink, and clean, but not all San Joaquin Valley communities enjoy the same.

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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