SEBRING, FL – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Mutual Self-Help Housing Program technical and management assistance (T&MA) contractors are joining forces to hold a national self-help housing conference this month.
The conference will be held July 21 – 23 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme, 50 Years of Building Dreams, celebrates the USDA self-help housing program’s half-century success and 50,000 homes built through this program.
The T&MA contractors, - Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), Florida Non Profit Housing Inc., Little Dixie Community Action Agency Inc., National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor Research Fund, Inc. - collaborated on the conference to create an opportunity for participants to get up-to-date training and information on the program, as well as meet with other professionals in the field.
This conference will feature informative and interactive workshops delving into timely topics, and provide opportunities to share best practices; network and listen to motivational keynote speakers. The conference is designed to build efficiency and increase effectiveness in serving communities.
The T&MA Contractors extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors: NeighborWorks America; USDA-Rural Development; Housing Assistance Council and Rural LISC for their generous support of the National Self-Help Housing Conference.
The Mutual Self-Help Housing Program gives participants the opportunity to become homeowners. Participants work together with other volunteers to learn valuable construction skills as they build their own and their neighbors’ homes. Because participants are expected to complete approximately 65 percent of the construction work, it greatly reduces home prices, making homeownership an affordable option for very low- and low-income people.
Since 1978 Florida Non-Profit Housing has provided technical and management assistance throughout the Southeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program and for programs that develop affordable housing opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. They receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Labor to provide these services.
For more information on these housing programs call Selvin McGahee, Executive Director, at (863) 385-2519. They are located at 3909 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, FL.
Self-Help Housing Conference and registration -> https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?MODE=&ID=482