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

Self-Help Enterprises Chosen as Nonprofit of the Year

Self-Help Enterprises is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Rudy Salas, who represent

Book Nook Brings 500+ Books to Rural Community

Self-Help Enterprises opened the doors to the Goshen Village Book Nook with a ribbon cutting celebration at Goshen Village Apartments on June 4.

Board Member Retirements

We extend a big thank you to our five retiring Board Members – Ralph Rosedale, Gary Rodriguez, Bob Friesen, Ray Chavez, and Yolanda Gonzales

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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