CVHC's Self-Help Home Ownership Program -Coachella Valley Housing Coalition

SELF-HELP HOUSING PROGRAM

WHAT IS SELF-HELP HOUSING?

Self-help housing is a method by which families can achieve home ownership. Families form an informal association and agree to help each other build their homes with technical assistance provided by a competent construction supervisor.

 

Currently building in the cities of

Desert Hot Springs and City of Imperial.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Rural Development Launches COVID-19 Resource Webpage

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has launched a COVID-19 resource page to keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated on actions taken by the Agency to help rural residents, businesses, and communities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visit www.rd.usda.gov/coronavirus for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.

 

HOW MANY HOURS DOES EACH FAMILY CONTRIBUTE?

Participant(s) contribute a minimum of 40 hours of labor per week towards the construction of all the houses in the group.

Generally, about 1,500 hours of labor per participant(s) household is required with participant(s) contributing at least 40 hours per week. Participant(s) hours include the hours of Applicant, Co-Applicant and approved helpers.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Anyone can participate the same labor…

WHO CAN QUALIFY?

Generally, there are four qualifications: 1. Good credit status 2. Stable limits 3. Income should not exceed low income limits. and 4. Ability and willingness to complete labor requirement.

Each applicant’s information is entered into the computer. Each applicant will have a number on the waiting list. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify us of change of address and telephone number.

Each lending program has different requirements. The waiting period depends on availability of funds and lots for construction.

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