- The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) is an award-winning non-profit housing development corporation dedicated to helping low- and very low-income families improve their living conditions through advocacy, research, construction, and operation of housing and community development projects. CVHC has constructed nearly 3,000 homes and apartments for low-income households in Riverside County and Imperial County. In addition, CVHC has developed a variety of resident services for its tenants and the surrounding community.
The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition (CVHC) through its Mutual Self-Help Program has assisted over 1,200 low-income families since 1987 achieve their dream of home ownership. The Self-Help Program is designed to enable families to become first-time homeowners by providing them an opportunity to build their own home.
The homes constructed through CVHC’s Self-Help method are very attractive, 3- and 4-bedroom houses, with two-car garages, tile roofs, and tile floors. They generally get “rave reviews” from local building and planning officials. Experience has shown that Self-Help homes are well maintained, seldom sold, and that in the building process, neighborhoods are created with a strong sense of community and pride.
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