Resource Details


Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Grant recipients supervise groups of very-low- and low-income individuals and families as they construct their own homes in rural areas. The group members provide most of the construction labor on each other’s homes, with technical assistance from the organization overseeing the project.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis!


Eligible applicants include government non-profit organizations, Federally-recognized Tribes, and private non-profit organizations.

Funds may be used to give technical and supervisory assistance to participating families; help other organizations provide self-help technical and supervisory assistance; and recruit families, help them complete loan applications and carry out other related activities that enable them to participate.

Funds may not be used to hire people to perform construction work for participants; buy real estate, building materials or other property; pay debts, expenses or costs for the participants; or pay other indirect costs."

Top Benefits

  • Future residents provide most of the construction labor on each other's homes
  • Funds may be used for technical assistance, application assistance, and enabling participation

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