Self-Help Housing creates homeownership opportunities for low-income families. Organizations throughout the country that manage a USDA Self-Help Housing Program assist families to build their own homes by providing access to financing, house plans, technical support and tools, and construction supervision.
Participant families work collectively to complete the labor required to build each home. The process builds self-esteem and teaches the value of teamwork. The end result is that participant families' sweat equity is their down payment on their new home.
For more information about the Self-Help Housing Program, visit the Self-Help Housing website.