Welcome to Self-Help Enterprises

Safe and Affordable Rental Communities


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

Cabrera Family Benefits from SHE’s Rehab Program in Madera County

Faustina and Estanislou Cabrera, now in their late 80’s, lived in their Madera mobile home for over 35 years.

Richgrove Event

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Learning Center at Vera Cruz Village Apartments

Richgrove, CA — On January 15, Self-Help Enterprises celebrated the opening of the Learning Center at the Vera Cruz Village Apartments in Richgrove

Fresno Groundwater Sustainability Workshop

Groundwater is something we all depend on – for drinking, bathing, growing food, and more.

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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