Better Business Bureau Report for
Rural Housing Development Corporation

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2017
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2018

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Rural Housing Development Corporation
Address: 63 N 400 W
  Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-375-2205
Web Address:
Also known as:Self-Help Homes
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1998, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "to provide quality affordable housing opportunities to individuals and families living in Utah."

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Evaluation Conclusions


Rural Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Rural Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) provides affordable housing opportunities through its Mutual Self-Help Housing program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development sponsored affordable housing program. Through the program, groups of up to 12 qualifying families will build together under the direction of a construction supervisor to use "sweat equity" as a down payment to get into a home. The families will frame, roof, paint, install cabinets, landscape, etc. to provide over 1,100 hours of labor toward the building of their homes. RHDC has helped over 400 low-income families into affordable home ownership in multiple communities throughout Utah, Washington and Wasatch Counties, including: Payson, Salem, Santaquin, Eagle Mountain Saratoga Springs, Heber, Provo, Orem, Elk Ridge, La Verkin and Toquerville cities. In many cases, RHDC provides affordable loans from the State of Utah, HUD and the local Utah Valley Consortium to leverage USDA-RD funding to help qualify families for the program. All families get Home Buyer Education and budgeting classes through RHDC partners like Community Action Agency.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016, RHDC's program expenses were:

Housing Assistance 1,098,364
Total Program Expenses: $1,098,364
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Chief Executive : Brad Bishop, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Scott McCauley
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Assistant Director of Special Education, Provo City School District

Board Size: 5

Paid Staff Size: 13

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

grant proposals
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,065,333, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on RHDC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Grant Revenue 2,065,333
Other Revenue 512,148
Sale of Land, net of costs 417,976
Rental Revenue 24,408
Total Income $3,019,865


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 87%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 12% 

Total income $3,019,865
Program expenses $1,098,364
Fund raising expenses 12,625
Administrative expenses 151,498
Total expenses $1,262,487
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,757,378
Beginning net assets 6,716,768
Ending net assets 8,474,146
Total liabilities 7,068,781
Total assets $15,542,927

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet the BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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