Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises!

About Us


Celebrating six decades of community impact & transformation!

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.

Housing Rehabilitation

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

Community Development

Assistance for rural communities to identify sources of clean drinking water and develop sanitary sewer systems.

Professional Services

Housing related consulting services for cities, counties and other partners.

Sustainable Energy Solutions

Focusing on connecting disadvantaged communities to resources that provide access to affordable energy and clean transportation infrastructure.

Emergency Services

Engaging vulnerable populations around natural disasters, and helping families with water well replacement, water filtration and access to clean water.

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

Community Building

Empowering people to become leaders in their community.

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Creating and supporting efforts to promote healthy homes and communities.

Mutual Self-Help Housing

Working Together


On the Blog

New Homeowners in Reedley!

On September 30th, eleven families in Reedley received the keys to, and officially started moving into the brand-new homes they all built together!  

Working Together to Provide Water Solutions

This summer, our Community Development (CD) and Emergency Services (ES) teams collaborated extensively to provide clean, safe drinking water to the Va

Groundbreaking of The Neighborhood Village in Goshen

Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) and Salt + Light Works of Tulare County have officially broken ground for The Neighborhood Village in Goshen, CA! On Thurs

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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