Self Help Acquisition Rehabilitation Program

This program is for clients interested in purchasing and rehabilitating a home in Duchesne, Daggett, and Uintah Counties. Potential Homeowners who are income and credit qualified, will work with the Uintah Basin Association of Governments Self Help Housing Department and USDA Rural Development to buy an existing home and rehabilitate it to health and safety measures as funding allows. Potential to earn instant equity using "sweat equity".


Individuals and families who cannot afford to own modest houses by customary methods. They must have good credit and have an ability to repay the loan. The income requirements depend on the size of the household. If qualified, USDA Rural Development provides the loan for the purchase (land, the home, construction materials and subcontracting).

What is involved?

To participate in the Self Help Acquisition Rehabilitation Program or S.H.A.R.P. Participants are required to contribute a minimum of 30 man hours per week. Those hours can be contributed by family and friends that are willing to work in the participant’s behalf. No prior construction knowledge is required to participate in this program.

You don't need a down payment!

You don't have to make monthly house payments while housing rehabilitation is going on. However, at the time of the purchase, you may have to provide a minimal amount of out-of-pocket fund for homeowners insurance.

For more information about this program contract Jeannie Powell at 435-722-4518.


To Download an Application, Click Here. (pdf)                       

To Download the Brochure, Click Here. (pdf) For Spanish, Click Here. (pdf)