Happy Holidays

Happy holidays! Thank you for helping us this year to create vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities. To reflect, here are a few highights from past issues of the “Self-Help Builder “that exhibit the dedication and perseverance of the people we serve.

502 Direct Loan Packaging Program increases access to home ownership

Park County, Colo. – In February, Daphne Rotolo received some distressing news from a woman she was helping to find better housing. As a homeownership assistant with Housing Resources of Western Colorado, she’s seen and heard about many troublesome living situations. This was among the worst. Read more

Affordable Housing Finance magazine ranks Self-Help Enterprises No. 42 on annual list

VISALIA, Calif. – Self-Help Enterprises has long been regarded as the premiere developer of affordable housing in the San Joaquin Valley, but now it can make the claim that it is among the best in the nation. This month, Affordable Housing Finance magazine named Self-Help Enterprises among the nation’s top 50 affordable housing developers for 2017. Read more

Housing participants move into new Hyrum homes

HYRUM, Utah – After nearly 25,000 hours of blood, sweat and tears, 10 families slept in their new Hyrum homes on Thursday night after celebrating the completion of the city’s first mutual self-help housing community. Read more

RCAC’s Self-Help Builder News is funded by USDA Rural Development

The newsletter is published quarterly for the western region self-help network at no cost to subscribers. We encourage correspondence and contributions.

Stanley Keasling, chief executive officer

Angela Sisco, executive editor

Sharon Wills, managing editor

Editorial office, West Sacramento, CA (916) 447-2854

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