Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

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Self-Help Enterprises is a nationally recognized community development organization whose mission is to work together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities. In the last 50 years, Self-Help Enterprises’ efforts have touched the lives of over 50,000 families.  

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


East Porterville Homes Connect to City Water

After years without running water, East Porterville residents in Tulare County are connecting to a new, permanent, sustainable source of water that is

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Creating 219 New Homeowners

Michelle Monroe is celebrating her three month anniversary as a homeowner with the help of Self-Help Enterprises and the Wells Fargo HomeLIFT(sm) prog

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Families Break Ground on New Homes

Self-Help Enterprises celebrated National Homeownership Month with a groundbreaking ceremony recognizing ten families who began construction of their

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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