Self-Help Grantee Resources

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

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.

2020 National Self-Help Conference


The National Self-Help Housing Conference was a huge success! Approximately 400 attendees gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico in early February 2020 for training, networking and inspiration. Participants came from all over the country, with grantees and Rural Development personnel well represented. We are so grateful to have held it in prior to the pandemic which shut down travel and in person events!

Some highlights of the conference included a look at the history of the program from author and educator Tracey K’Meyer, a session on “Impact Without Burnout” from author and trainer Beth Kanter, as well as lots of updates from USDA Rural Development. Forty-two breakout sessions were held on a variety of topics. Session presentations are available for downloading. Click here to access conference session materials.

The conference was hosted by all four regional technical assistance contractors, NCALL, RCAC, Little Dixie Community Action Agency and Florida Nonprofit Housing. Support was provided by Rural Development, NeighborWorks America.

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