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Self-Help Housing Property Disposition

Makes surplus federal properties available through sale at less than fair market value to states, their subdivisions and instrumentalities, and nonprofit organizations.

Nature of Program: The property must be used for self-help housing for low-income persons. Residents of the property must make a substantial contribution of labor toward the construction, rehabilitation, or refurbishment of the property.  HUD has the right to take the property back if it is not used in accordance with program requirements.

Applicant Eligibility: State and local governments.

Legal Authority: Public Law 105-50 (approved October 6, 1997).

Administering Office: Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-8000.

Information Sources: Administering office and local HUD field offices. Information on a specific property is available from the General Services Administration.

Current Status: Active.