Mutual Self Help Housing
Northwest Regional Housing Authority offers the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. This program operates in 12 Northwest Arkansas counties: Benton, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Stone, and Washington.
The Mutual Self-Help Housing (MSHH) Program is a USDA Rural Development Program, sponsored and operated by Northwest Regional Housing Authority. MSHH assists low-income individuals/families in achieving the dream of homeownership through the construction of a new home. Participants contribute “sweat equity,” performing construction tasks to lower the cost of labor, resulting in instant equity in the new home.
Participating families/individuals work together, with a construction supervisor from NWRHA, to build their homes. Our construction supervisors will teach participants tasks, and supervise the job sites, to ensure safety, and that building codes are met.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, or if you or a group would like to volunteer in our Mutual Self-Help Program by helping participants build their homes, please contact us at 870-743-6779.
USDA Rural Development - 502 direct Loans
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas - Loans and Grants
Housing Assistance Council - Loans and Grants
USDA Disclaimer 1B:
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
or call: (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).