NeighborWorks® Homeownership Center is a 523TA grantee for the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program (Team Build),
funded by USDA Rural Development.
We work in partnership with USDA to make affordable homeownership a reality to low-income buyers in rural communities. Qualified applicants receive a USDA 502 loan and cooperatively contribute 60% of the construction under the direction of a qualified construction supervisor.
The labor or “sweat equity” serves as the buyer’s down payment. Additionally, the USDA 502 loan has 33 or 38-year loans with rates as low as 1%. People who participate in this program learn how to maintain and repair their homes as well as create strong relationships with their neighbors while building each other’s homes.
For more information, see the attached Fact Sheet.
Contact For questions about this program please contact Leonor Perez at (916) 452-5356 Ext.1230 or toll-free (888) 355-5356 ext. 1230
USDA Disclaimer 1B
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex and familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
Group 1 of Valley Ranch finished building their homes in December 2018! Group 2 is hard at work and will finish building their homes in December 2019. This development is located in Williams, CA.
“The Wildwood Estates Development is now accepting application for interested homebuyers. The development includes 17 mutual self help homes. The spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested, call us at 916-661-5651 or fill out the application: Wildwood Estates Application
Spanish Application for Wildwood Estates:la aplicacion -Arbuckle
Celebrating Home Ownership Month- Volunteer Day at Valley Ranch
NeighborWorks Sacramento hosted a volunteer day at our Valley Ranch Mutual Self Help Housing Development in Williams, CA. Mutual Self Help Housing requires families build 65% of their home, under the supervision of our Construction Foreman, Frank Pasquale, and Construction Assistant, Valentin Pacheco. Volunteers from NeighborWorks Sacramento, Brother to Brother, USDA California State Office, City of Williams, and Colusa County came to install electrical boxes and help install roof sheeting alongside the families.
The men from Brother to Brother, a community based non profit in Del Paso Heights, donated 12.5 hours to the families thereby reduced the amount of hours they needed to work this week. Notable attendees include City of Williams City Councilmember Sajit Singh, and Colusa County Supervisor Kent Boes. The USDA State Director, Kim Dolbow Vann, praised the quality of our Self Help Housing homes and said USDA is proud to work with NeighborWorks Sacramento. After hours of work, volunteers, families, and guests enjoyed a delicious taco bar, prepared by Sacramento chef Matt Ridgeway.