The Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii provides technical assistance to low income families in Hawaii enabling them to build their own houses through the team self-help housing method. SHHCH has assisted 732 very low and low income families to build their own houses on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Molokai.
Overview of Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii’s Program
Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii’s program gives you the opportunity to build your own house. Working together with other families, you will learn valuable construction skills as you build your own house. There is no construction experience required because our construction supervisor will be there every step of the way. The months that you spend building your home can earn you as much as $180,000 in “sweat equity”, and there’s never a payment to make during construction.
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, countertops, and flooring. 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.