The Baeza Family looks forward to their new home!
IN THE NEWS
Yolanda and Juan Baeza are a few months into the construction of their brand new home. “We’ve been building for about four months now and we’ve enjoyed the experience so far,” says Yolanda. The Baeza family belongs to Woodlake 22, a group of 11 families building their homes with our Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.

The homes are built under the mutual self-help method of construction where each family is required to contribute a minimum of 40 hours a week working on all the homes for a period of nine to 12 months. Together with skilled onsite supervision, families pour foundations, frame homes, install electrical wiring, hang doors and windows and even lay tile and paint. These labor hours, known as sweat equity, are used as the down payment on their new home, thereby reducing costs for a new home they could otherwise not afford.

Over the past 50 years, Self-Help Enterprises has built 200 homes (and counting) in Woodlake, a small community that is predominantly Hispanic and has an estimated median household income of $32,375.  Read more .


Self-Help Enterprises Receives $200,000 Priority Markets Award from Wells Fargo!
With the help of a $200,000 Priority Markets award from Wells Fargo, Self-Help Enterprises is completing Annadale Commons, 40 units of affordable senior housing in Fresno.

Working together with its partners - the Housing Successor to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno, the City of Fresno, and Wells Fargo - Annadale Commons is a 40-unit infill, multifamily senior housing development located in SW Fresno that will provide permanent housing for low-income people ages 62 and older. Annadale Commons’ unique features include one- and two-bedroom single-story units with a centrally located community building containing an exercise room and computer lab. The community room also includes a hearing aid loop, a wireless system allowing presentations to go directly into connected hearing devices, ensuring residents experiencing hearing loss enjoy the same services as other residents.

Project to be completed in April 2020. Click here to read more. Call us at (559) 651-1000 for information on obtaining an application.
State Water Resources Control Board forms Safe & Affordable Drinking Water Fund Advisory Group
Congratulations to the 19 members selected by the State Water Resources Control Board to form the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund advisory group. The advisory group was formed to help identify needs and designate spending priorities for the recently created Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. Of the 19 members, seven members were selected from communities in the central valley that have faced or are facing water challenges, who will provide insight on community needs. Members include community partners from Lanare, Fuller Acres, and Tooleville as well as Jessi Snyder representing Self-Help Enterprises. Read more.
In Other News

Miocar is a new service where members can reserve all-electric vehicles available for hourly and daily rental. You can reserve a car at any of our current stations in Dinuba, Orosi, Visalia, Wasco, Lamont and Arvin. Miocar rates are affordable - $4/hr or $35/day ($45/day on weekends).

PROMO: Through January Miocar are offering new members a free 24-hour rental on your first reservation when you sign up for Miocar.

Bring Miocar and more transportation options to your community, funding is available for 2020 projects and community needs assessments - contact info@miocar.org .
SHE has a new Emergency Services Department!

Our Emergency Services Team and the State of California will continue to collaborate in order to provide individuals, families, and communities with resources that will ensure safety, security and drinking water during sensitive and urgent situations.

Coming up in the SHE January Newsletter, our new campaign, LISTOS California! Join Self-Help Enterprises, Governor Newsom and Tulare County in the movement to reach and engage diverse and vulnerable populations around disaster preparedness. Learn about our work by watching this new short film by artist @_salvinc. #CaliforniaForAll @ListosCA
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