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 serving the State of Utah, that is located at:

63 North 400 West
Provo, UT 84601

Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. The office is closed on Fridays. Or in Southern Utah at:

216 West St. George Blvd., Suite #204
St. George, Utah 84770

Office Hours are Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Office is closed from 12 pm to 1 pm.


Mission Statement

The mission of Self-Help Homes is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities to individuals and families living in Central 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 McCaulley, Past Self-Help participant and School Coordinator/Counselor; Board President
  • John Baer, CPA at Hawkins; Board Vice President
  • Lynell Smith, Housing Authority Executive Director; Secretary Treasurer
  • AnnMarie Howard, Attorney; Board Trustee
  • Mary Ann Christiansen; Board Trustee

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.


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.

  • 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 August 2016, Self-Help Homes opened its first Self-Help Housing group for the first time in Southern Utah in Toquerville and La Verkin Cities.
  • In September 2016, Self-Help Homes surpassed 400 homes started with the Self-Help Homes program.