Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

Become a Homeowner



Looking to buy a house? Self-Help Enterprises is a one-stop homeownership center for individuals and families looking to start their housing search. Through our Gateway Program, our homeownership counselors will develop a tailored action plan that will assist you in achieving your homeownership goals. Learn more about the Gateway Program here or call us at (559) 651-1000.


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

Free Nitrate Testing for Private Water Wells

Residents in Porterville and the surrounding communities who rely on private water wells as their primary source of drinking water may be consuming wa

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

On February 23, Self-Help Enterprises celebrated the completed renovation of two apartment rental communities in Kern County: Solinas Village in McFar

Funding Opportunity: Safe Drinking Water in Schools

Funding opportunity to increase access to, and quality of safe drinking water in schools.

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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