About Self Help Homes

About Self Help Homes


Rural Housing Development Corporation DBA Self-Help Homes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in the State of Utah, that is located at:

63 North 400 West
Provo, UT 84601-2748

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. The office is closed on Fridays.

Mission Statement

The mission of Self-Help Homes is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities to individuals and families living in Utah.

Board of Trustees

Self-Help Homes is run by an Executive Director (Brad Bishop) and staff that operates under the direction of an independent Board of Trustees; six persons that have been appointed and who serve voluntarily. The Self-Help Homes Board of Trustees meets monthly to conduct the Self-Help Home’s business and set policy.

  • Scott McCauley, President
  • John Baer, Vice President
  • Lynell Smith, Secretary-Treasurer
  • AnneMarie Howard, Board Member
  • Carolyn Rasmussen, Board Member

Background and History

Self-Help Homes was initially created as a non-profit arm for the Housing Authority of Utah County (HAUC) to address affordable housing issues in rural Summit, Utah and Wasatch Counties. Self-Help Homes incorporated with the state of Utah in November 1998, and soon thereafter went out on its own as it was designated by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO).  Self-Help Homes is a United Way organization and has partnered with multiple non-profit and local, state and federal governments organizations, such as the Housing Assistance Council in Washington DC, Provo City, Utah and Wasatch Counties, the State of Utah, HUD and USDA - Rural Development to complete affordable housing projects. Click here to read Self-Help Homes privacy policy.

Reports

The Annual Report for the year ending September 30, 2013 is available and can be viewed by clicking here for the Annual Report. We also invite you to view our IRS 990 Forms which are available on the GuideStar website.

Milestones
  • In August 2000, Self-Help Homes received its first funding by the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development to build 20 homes through its Mutual Self-Help Housing program.
  • In 2001, Self-Help Homes became a member organization of the United Way.
  • In January 2003, Self-Help Homes expanded its service area to all of Central Utah because of the lack of affordable housing and to bring the self-help housing program to urban areas.
  • In January 2005, Self-Help Homes moved to its new office in Provo, Utah.
  • In April 2007, Self-Help Homes completed its 100th home constructed in Utah County.
  • In July 2007, Self-Help Homes completed it first Urban Self-Help Housing project in Provo/Orem.
  • In May 2010, Self-Help Homes completed its 213th home constructed in Utah County.
  • In June 2010, Self-Help Homes opened up the Mutual Self-Help Housing program in Wasatch County with its first homes starting in Heber City.
  • In August 2012, Self-Help Homes begins marketing under the Self-Help Homes brand and logo.
  • In August 2012, Self-Help Homes surpassed 300 homes started with the Self-Help Homes program.
  • In August 2013, Self-Help Homes opened the Mutual Self-Help Housing program for the first time in Elk Ridge City.
  • In October 2014, Self-Help Homes contracted to do its first Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project; a 31-unit apartment complex for seniors (55 and older) in Springville called Cedar View Apartments.
  • In June 2016, Self-Help Homes opened up the Mutual Self-Help Housing program in Washington County with its first homes starting in LaVerkin and Toquerville .