Self-Help Enterprises develops quality, affordable rental apartments to serve the housing needs of low-income Valley residents and underserved farmworker communities. Residents in these underserved communities face over-crowding and overpaying with most farmworkers struggling to obtain decent, affordable housing for their families.
Affordable rental apartments are important to the sustainability of communities and developing an overall vibrant community.
All of our 31 rental communities are professionally managed and are located near schools, bus lines and other community services.
The rental housing communities are developed with ample space inside and outside along with plenty of green space and play areas for children. They also feature multi-use community centers complete with computer labs and kitchen facilities.
Our rental communities also feature:
- Energy efficient appliances
- 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms
- Gas stove/oven
- Central air conditioning and heat
Self-Help Enterprises is committed to creating a safe learning environment for residents and their children. We work with many community partners to provide free resident services such as job training, health and medical services, financial training and homebuyer education. The combination of housing and resident services is a way Self-Help Enterprises helps people help themselves.
What is the process of renting an apartment?
Visit the Rental Communities section on this page and call the Property Manager for the community you are interested in to determine availability and requirements. If a unit is available, an appointment will be made for you to view the apartment and obtain an application. You may also request to have an application mailed or emailed to you.
What are the qualifications to be approved for an apartment?
Please call the specific community that you are interested in to determine the program(s), requirements as they are different for each community. General qualifications include credit check, criminal background check, landlord verifications, and verification of income and asset sources.
How much is the monthly rent?
The amount of the monthly rent will vary based on the program(s) at each property. Some communities provide additional rental assistance in addition to already affordable rents.
“I like it all the things here, the play area, community center, my apartment. It’s a great place to live. I feel comfortable knowing my children are safe.” ~ Sandra, Biola Village Resident