California Self-Help Housing Program (CSHHP)

Fund programs that assist low- and moderate-income families to build their homes with their own labor.

Assistance Type and Terms

Grants are made to sponsor organizations that provide technical assistance for participating families.  (The original program made mortgage loans to owner-builders.)

Eligible Activities

Training and supervision of low- and moderate-income self-help homebuilders.

Eligible Applicants

Local government agencies and nonprofit housing corporations.

Application Procedure

Applications are invited by Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) as funds become available and are accepted on an over-the-counter basis.  Applications are evaluated for feasibility and awarded in the order they are received.  View prior years’ NOFAs and awards.