Mutual Self Help Housing – Program Information Series

This is the third installment in our Program Information series, where we dive into the details of what National Affordable Housing Network offers to the public. Today we will be discussing our mutual self-help housing program.

Mutual self-help housing is a means by which individuals and households can make a permanent move toward sustainable living, by building their own award winning super insulated homes, homes that are ready for the net-zero energy goals of tomorrow. This program gives new homeowners an amazing opportunity to help construct their own home, with guidance and training, as well as join a great community of other self-help families. You could be one of the qualified owner-builders who earn equity in their new homes by working alongside family, friends, and other families in this program. This “sweat equity” is worth thousands of dollars towards the cost of your home and is one of the ways that makes mutual self help homes affordable for anyone. This program does have income restrictions, seen here, as well as a minimum credit requirement. However, NAHN can provide guidance to help you improve your credit and meet that requirement through our credit counseling program, which was discussed in our last blog.

Check out our website for more information on this program at  If this program interests you and you would like to apply, please fill out and submit our Client Intake Form and we will be in touch shortly. Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will cover NAHN’s Buy-a-House program.