Success Stories


  • OverTime Sports Bar & Grill serves up entertainment in historic setting

    Battle Mountain, Nev. – Aside from the retro façade, with slanted posts that buttress the roof overhang at 870 Broad Street, the storefront is mostly unnoticeable. Nearby are gas stations, a bank, a liquor store and coffee shop. Like much else in this high desert plain, it would be easy to drive right by to your next appointment …

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  • Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii

    In response to a chronic housing shortage on the Hawaiian Islands, the Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii (SHHCH) was founded 34 years ago to improve the living conditions of low-income families. A strong economy in Hawaii means a single family house sells for on average about $600,000, which precludes low-income families, single parents, native Hawaiian families, and middle income workers from entering the conventional homeownership market. With the cost of living 30 percent higher than the mainland U.S., many residents have little to no savings.

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  • Kahakuloa Acres Private Water Company

    Kahakuloa is a village on the north side of West Maui, Hawaii. It is a small, isolated and picturesque community of about 100 residents, some of whom are direct descendants from the community’s original inhabitants and survive on an agricultural economy.

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  • Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation

    The nation is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and Colorado is not exempt. Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (CRHDC), a USDA Section 523 grantee, has developed more than 1,700 affordable Colorado homes through the self-help housing program.

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  • Quiet Oaks Mobile Home Park

    Quiet Oaks Mobile Home Park is a 45-unit park located in Sunshine Summit, a very rural community in unincorporated San Diego County. There are about 400 residents who live in homes and the mobile-home park. The median household income (MHI) was $36,838, which is far below the county MHI of $64,309.

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