Brief: Public Funds can be utilized to assist an interested group of residents to construct or redevelop property for their own habitation.

New Horizons Self Help Homeownership, Reedley, CA
Using RHS Grant, and an RHS Loan, 8-12 families built their homes as a group. Families conducted some of the construction work themselves. Flexible zoning/design requirements allowed for adapting the structure to the parcel in an efficient use of space and to maximize usable square footage.