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Self-Help Program Application


Housing Kitsap has been administering USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Program in Kitsap County and surrounding counties since 1973. As the industry develops, we are dedicated to continuously improving the Self-Help Homeownership Program we offer at Housing Kitsap. As we improve our program, we consider how to advance every part of our program: from the application process to securing cost-effective, sustainable building products and high-efficiency, energy-saving appliances down to safety measures, all the while building homes to homeowner satisfaction.


This unique and rewarding program allows income-eligible applicants the opportunity to own their own home by participating in groups of 8-12 families to build their homes together with lots of help and training from Housing Kitsap. Mortgage payments are subsidized - based on total household income - making it more affordable for hard-working families and individuals to own a home.


When we say we are looking at every aspect of improving the homes we offer, we mean it. Our floorplans, materials, techniques and appliances are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. All of our houses meet Northwest ENERGY STAR® requirements, exceed Washington State’s Evergreen Standard®® and achieve 4.5 or more stars in the Kitsap Built Green Program®.  We have reached this high level of efficiency by incorporating radiant floor heating, advanced framing techniques, high value insulation and high performance windows, combined with air leakage sealing and testing and other high value enhancements.


Because Housing Kitsap looks to these standards to guide our improvements, our homeowners save money on the cost of their home – when they buy, and long-term.



Step One: Download the Self-Help Application by Clicking Here.


               Call (360) 535-6139 or email Marketing@housingkitsap.org to request a copy be mailed to you.

Step Two: Once you have filled out the application, choose an option to submit it to Housing Kitsap:


By Fax By Mail or Hand Delivery By Email

Attn: Self-Help Coordinator

Fax Number: (360) 535-6169

Housing Kitsap

Attn: Self-Help Coordinator

345 6th Street, Suite 100

Bremerton, WA 98337

Email: Marketing@Housing Kitsap.org


Email: SelfHelpWaitlist@HousingKitsap.org

Step Three:
If you have not recieved a confirmation a few days after submission, call (360) 535-6138 to ensure we have received your application.


For more information on this program, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.