Northwest Regional Housing Authority

Northwest Regional Housing Authority - Self-Help Housing

Northwest Regional Housing Authority (NWRHA) provides the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, Section 8 Rental Assistance, Homebuyers Education Courses, Community Classes, Financial Education, and Manages Multi-Family Units.

Northwest Regional Housing Authority’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program is a USDA/Rural Development program sponsored by Northwest Regional Housing Authority. The program helps low-income participants achieve the dream of home ownership through “sweat equity.” Six to eight participants work together with a construction supervisor to build their homes. The program takes about 7 to 8 months and the participants complete their homes simultaneously; no one moves in until all the homes in the group are completed. The labor contribution provides equity in the home the day you move in.

You will choose your own house lot and work with other families in the same area to build each other’s homes. You will choose the colors of your siding, roofing, paint, carpet, flooring and cabinets. Your house will be uniquely yours!

No construction experience needed—we will teach you everything you need to know. Some tasks will be completed by professionals but everything else is up to you and the other members of your group. In addition to your new home, you will be gaining valuable skills in budgeting, construction, maintenance and home repair.

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Area Served

Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy & Stone

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