Since 1981, FNPH has been the Southeast Regional Contractor for USDA Rural Housing Services' (RHS) Mutual Self-Help Housing TA Grant Program. Our primary purpose is to help housing agencies build capacity, enabling them to be more productive in their communities.
Eligible organizations can receive administrative grants through the RHS Section 523 TA Grant Program. These funds can be used to hire staff and pay other administrative costs to recruit families, provide homeownership counseling, package mortgages, and provide construction supervision and training. A typical grant is two years.
Mortgages are provided primarily through Rural Development's Section 502 Loan Program. Qualifying families can receive 100% financing with subsidized interest rates. The Southeast Region has served over 11,000 people through the Self-Help Housing Program.
For additional information contact FNPH. You can also visit https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/mutual-self-help-housing-technical-assistance-grants.