Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

Become a Homeowner


Self-Help Enterprises invites community water board members and staff, water leaders, and residents from rural communities to participate in the 2019 Rural Communities Water Managers Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute will consist of trainings, workshops, and educational tours focused on building and maintaining long-term water management expertise in rural communities. APPLY HERE.

What We Do

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.

Repair Your Home

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

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.

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

Grand Opening of Palm Terrace Apartments Offers a Hopeful Future for the Cisneros’ Children

On November 13, Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Palm Terrace apartments, a 50-unit affordable

Grand Opening of Palm Terrace Apartments in Lindsay


On November 13, Self-Help Enterprises held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the  grand opening of the Palm Terrace apartments, a 50-unit afforda

Nitrate Testing for Private Water Wells in Porterville Area

Self-Help Enterprises has extended a free nitrate testing program to help low-income residents in the Porterville area learn about their water qualit

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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