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NeighborWorks® Sacramento is a 523TA grantee for the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program funded by USDA Rural Development. USDA Mutual Self-Help Housing Programs allows a potential homeowner to play an active role in building their home. With 35 hours of construction labor a week for 10-12 months; your labor is your down payment.
NeighborWorks Sacramento collaborates closely with state and federal government agencies, foundations, and commercial developers to craft affordable housing solutions. Our adept team secures funding, devises cost-effective architectural plans, and negotiates practical construction options, ensuring the swift development of top-tier, affordable housing communities.
These neighborhoods not only radiate a sense of homeownership pride but also furnish lasting stability to lower-income families. Our on-site construction staff offers invaluable technical support and imparts the skills needed for families to build their own USDA Self-Help Homes. As a designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NeighborWorks actively contributes to local communities’ affordable housing revitalization by providing essential financial assistance.
Our Resources and Business Development and Homeownership and Housing Sustainability teams work tirelessly to bolster the supply of sought-after affordable housing across northern California counties. Through our efforts, we not only construct affordable self-help dream homes but also enhance the financial well-being, health, and overall welfare of families in need. In 2023, we celebrated the successful completion of the second phase of the Arbuckle Project, welcoming 17 individuals and families into a vibrant new NeighborWorks Sacramento community in this rapidly growing town.
Looking ahead, our next self-help project is on the horizon in Winters. While specific project timelines are yet to be determined, we encourage those interested in this initiative to join our waitlist, peruse the FAQs at the bottom of this page, submit any additional questions you may have, and subscribe to our newsletter for regular project updates. Your involvement is vital in shaping the future of affordable housing in our community.
Self-help housing programs like our Arbuckle and Winter Projects allow potential homeowners to play an active role in building their houses. Your labor is your down payment. To join our waitlist, visit the "Self-Help Housing" tab.
No, participant selection will be lottery-based.
No, but the lottery will be segmented to ensure equal opportunity among all participants (e.g. 1 participant will be selected from a veterans pool).
As of right now, there is no planned completion date. To ensure you are always in the loop: subscribe to our newsletter in the "News" tab, follow our social media accounts, and continue to check our website.
We offer many housing services, and our HUD-certified counselors would be happy to assist you. To sign up for a free consultation, visit the "Housing Counseling" tab.
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