Rural Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance

To provide Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants to provide financial assistance to qualified nonprofit organizations and public bodies that will aid needy very low and low-income individuals and their families to build homes in rural areas by the self help method.

Any State, political subdivision,

credit: Hope-SF
private or public nonprofit corporation is eligible to apply.

Section 523 Grants are used to pay salaries, rent, and office expenses of the nonprofit organization.

Pre-development grants up to $10,000 may be available to qualified organizations.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

An example of a funded project is Self-Help Enterprises, Visalia, California and the City of Casa Grande, Casa Grande, and Arizona.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - Consult your local telephone directory for Rural Development District Office number.

If no listing, contact the appropriate Rural Development State office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog or see our web site at

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories