Self-Help Resources for Grantees


  • Information About NRSSHA
  • Information About the National Rural Housing Coalition
  • 2020 National Self-Help Conference
  • Rural Development 1944-i Regulations
  • Section 502 Direct Loan Program Resources
  • RD Training Guides
  • How to Add Your Organization’s Information to the Spotlight Website

Information About NRSSHA

The National Rural Self-Help Housing Association (NRSSHA) was founded in 1988 to increase the opportunity to share information, training, problem-solving, and any other related activity for the mutual benefit of its members. NRSHHA provides a vehicle for nonprofit and local government agencies across the United States, working in the field of rural self-help housing, to work together by:

  • The promotion of the Self-Help Housing Program as a viable answer to rural housing needs
  • The nationwide coordination and collaboration of rural Self-Help Housing programs

All Self Help grantees are encouraged to become a member of NRSHHA. To become a member, download and fill out this form and include your dues payment. Mail to NRSHHA, P.O. Box 6520, Visalia, CA 93290.

Information About the National Rural Housing Coalition

For over 50 years the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC), the oldest rural housing coalition in this country, has advocated for the improvement of rural housing conditions. The NRHC “works to promote and defend the principle that rural people have the right — regardless of income — to a decent, affordable place to live, clean drinking water, and basic community services”. They, on behalf of their members, relentlessly advocate for more government funding, improved federal policies and programs, and provide support to nonprofits that run low-income housing programs in rural areas.

All Self-Help grantees are encouraged to become a member of the National Rural Housing Coalition. Click below to find more information and learn how to join the NRHC.

2020 National Self-Help Conference

Our National Self-Help Housing Conference was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from February 4-6, 2020. Click here for highlights about this event and conference session materials.

Rural Development 1944-i Regulations

The 1944-i contains instructions provided by Rural Development detailing how to conform to Self-Help Housing regulations. Click here to download the 1944-i.

Section 502 Direct Loan Program Resources

Navigate to the Rural Development Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans webpage to view general information.

Where to Find the Worksheet for Computing Income & Max Loan Amount Calculator

On the Direct Loan Application Packagers webpage, scroll down to Resources to find the July 13, 2023 version of the Income Worksheet. Clicking on the worksheet link will download a copy of the form. Save the form on your computer. When you open the downloaded form, click on the red triangle in the top right of each area of the form to view information and guidance about how to fill out the form.

Income Limits Information

Click on a link below to find income limits in your state or area.

RD Training Guides

Click on a link below to download a training guide.

How to Add Your Organization’s Information to the Spotlight Website

To add your organization to Find a Program Near You or if you want to update your existing information, fill out the appropriate form(s) and submit to your T&MA contractor.
To submit your organization’s stories, news articles, or media, a release form is required for publication.
Find all Grantee Website Forms here.

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