When I think of Mutual Self-Help Housing and programmatic impact, I often pause to consider what an amazing financing vehicle the U.S. Department of Agriculture 502 direct mortgage program is for rural America. It has been a staple for mortgage financing in rural communities for more than 60 years …
Grit, commitment and unity have always been cornerstones of the self-help housing program and the families who participate. Now more than ever, these characteristics are showing through.
The first Mutual Self-Help Housing conference in more than five years was held in Albuquerque February 4 – 6 and it was a tremendous success; with more than 400 attendees, significant participation from our USDA partners as well as tremendous guest speakers.
I am excited to be at RCAC and a part of the self-help network. Mutual Self-Help Housing has always been one of my favorite programs. I love everything about it and the impact it has on families, neighborhoods and communities.
Antonio and Erica Rodriguez could not believe it when a friend told them that Self-Help Enterprises was building [a self-help housing neighborhood] in Planada. They were excited and knew this could be their chance at homeownership, at last.