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Expansion on affordable housing project in Dinuba

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Official ribbon cutting held for Butterfly Gardens



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Celebrating the Expansion of Sierra Village in Dinuba!

Self-Help Enterprises celebrated the grand opening of Sierra Village II on Thursday, December 15th. Elected officials, community leaders, and partners joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony while sharing their thoughts about the development’s rising impact on the community of Dinuba.  

“Everything is so expensive, especially for a low-income family like mine,” said Cristal Segura, a new resident of Sierra Village II. “This place is making it that much easier, that much better, and that much safer.” 

Sierra Village II marks the completion of the Sierra Village rental community located at 1375 N. Crawford Ave in Dinuba. The initial phase of the site first opened in 2018, featuring 44 units. This second phase adds 64 units to the community for a total of 108 units of permanently affordable rental housing. Read More

Grand Opening of Butterfly Gardens in Clovis 

On Monday, December 5th, UPholdings and Self-Help Enterprises hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Butterfly Gardens, the first-ever, permanent supportive housing development in Clovis. 

Event speakers included County of Fresno Supervisor Nathan Magsig, Clovis Mayor Pro Tem Lynne Ashbeck, Butterfly Gardens resident Precious Madden, and other project supporters and developers. 

"It's so beautiful here," said Precious Madden, who was one of the first residents to move into Butterfly Gardens," I take several classes each week offered by Exodus Recovery. They help me with my anxiety, and I feel like we can grow here as a community. My goal is to go back to school to be a medical biller, and to become a peer support advocate to help others." 

The 75-unit property is located at 784 W. Holland Ave. It features 24-hour live-in support staff who provide access to job training, mental health services, and work collaboratively with local agencies to ensure a healthy and safe community for residents and neighbors. 

Learn more about Butterfly Gardens.

USDA Tours Orosi Community Under Construction

Members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development leadership team recently had the opportunity to learn more about SHE's Mutual Self-Help Housing program by visiting homes undergoing construction in Orosi.  

The leadership team included State Director Maria Gallegos Herrera, Area Director Yolanda Hauser, Water and Environmental Programs Director Luis Andrade, and many other members who joined the tour to see the homebuilding process up close. They even helped in the lifting of one of the standing walls. Besides framing, the team also learned about setting forms, prepping to pour slabs, and the electrical installation of the homes.  

The Orosi community will soon include a total of 37 new homes. Participants dedicate labor hours, or “sweat equity,” as the down payment on their new home, reducing costs for a new home they could otherwise not afford. SHE also assists each applicant with securing the loans needed to build their home. Special financing from the USDA and the State of California makes these homes affordable. 

Water Solutions Network

SHE’s Community Development Director, Jessi Snyder, recently completed the Water Solutions Network (WSN) program. This year’s 22-member cohort trained to promote better land and water stewardship. Participants collaborated via hybrid sessions, including camping at Redtail Ranch near Groveland, in the Upper Tuolumne watershed west of Yosemite, where they also worked on an ongoing spring restoration project.        

WSN exemplifies what SHE tries to do on the ground every day: build relationships and collaborate to improve lives. By participating, Jessi built relationships with people she’d never otherwise meet, such as folks working on the restoration of the Salton Sea, engineers with East Bay MUD, grassroots organizations, scientists, and many more advocates in the water sector. 

“It was an honor to be part of this group and now part of the larger network," shared Snyder. " I loved getting to know the Tuolumne River watershed in a small way and feeling a part of the changing seasons there. I learned a lot about facilitation, inclusion, and working effectively toward mutually beneficial solutions. The people I got to know through this experience are extraordinary, and I learned something from each of them." 

Mural Proposals for the Lofts at Fort Visalia

Self-Help Enterprises and The Arts Consortium are looking for artists to design and paint two murals for SHE's new downtown Visalia housing project, the Lofts at Fort Visalia.

The proposed artwork must celebrate the Fort Visalia site's local arts, culture, and historical significance while incorporating other community themes.

All experienced muralists are encouraged to submit a proposal for this new and rewarding project by Wednesday, January 11, 2023! 

Full details below: 

For questions and more information, please contact The Arts Consortium at:

  • 559-772-0001

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