Our mission is to provide quality affordable housing opportunities to individuals and families living in Utah.


The 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 Wyckoff

Board President

John Baer

Board Vice President

Lynell Smith

Secretary Treasurer

Sarah Campbell

Board Trustee

Mary Ann Christiansen

Board Trustee

David Rowley

Board Trustee

Our Story

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

The Annual Report for the year ending September 30, 2022 is available.


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.
Self-Help Homes became a member organization of the United Way.
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.
Self-Help Homes moved to its new office in Provo, Utah.
Self-Help Homes completed its 100th home constructed in Utah County.
Self-Help Homes completed it first Urban Self-Help Housing project in Provo/Orem.
Self-Help Homes completed its 213th home constructed in Utah County.
Self-Help Homes opened up the Mutual Self-Help Housing program in Wasatch County with its first homes starting in Heber City.
Self-Help Homes begins marketing under the Self-Help Homes brand and logo.
Self-Help Homes surpassed 300 homes started with the Self-Help Homes program.
Self-Help Homes opened the Mutual Self-Help Housing program for the first time in Elk Ridge City.
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.
Self-Help Homes opened up the Mutual Self-Help Housing program in Washington County with its first homes starting in LaVerkin and Toquerville.
Self-Help Homes opened up the Mutual Self-Help Housing program in Juab County with its first homes starting in Nephi.

Success stories

Many participant families have a story to tell. Below are some of those who were willing to share their struggles and accomplishments in achieving the “American Dream” of owning their own home.


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