Last month, 11 owner-builder families received the keys to their "American Dream" homes after a long year of construction work. As part of PSHH's
owner-builder program, these low-income families qualified for this development and learned the necessary financial and construction skills to achieve this dream. We were thrilled to celebrate their efforts! Next up, we begin rehabilitation work at Valentine Court in Santa Maria.
Of course, any of our successes are only possible with community partnerships and support, which is why we are pleased to recognize 'The Builders Circle', a new group of community partners consisting of fellow contractors, designers and stakeholders who do business with us. We couldn't do our work without their engagement. Thank you for helping us kick off an amazing year.
Volunteers Make All the Difference
PSHH Staff members Mike Hopkins, Darya Oreizi and James Shammas visited San Miguel and lent a hand to owner-builder families who are constructing their own homes through the
Self-Help Home Ownership Program.
The work at PSHH couldn't happen without the vital contribution of volunteers. Join us and lend a hand by
volunteering with Peoples' Self-Help Housing!
When building our teams, we not only seek out those who are the best in the business, but we look for those who share our passion and philosophy.
The Builders Circle is a prestigious group of contractors, designers and stakeholders who continue their support of our developments long after the ribbon cutting. Thank you to the following for their generosity:
Culbert Construction & Plumbing; Morris & Garritano Insurance
Pure Water Plumbing; Rea & Luker Architects; Bergantz Construction
Hayward Lumber Company; Hayward Truss Company
Kaiser Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal
North Coast Engineering; Portney Environmental & Demolition
RRM Design Group; Robert Andrew Fowler, Landscape Architect; Solarponics
5 years- Pismo Creek Bungalows, Pismo Beach, 14 units
15 years- Los Adobes de Maria II, Santa Maria,
Housing News from around the Nation
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That's the logic behind a new bill introduced in Hawaii that would classify homelessness as a medical condition-and potentially save the state millions in health care costs.
NLIHC'S 2017 Gap Report Shows Massive Shortage of Affordable and Available Housing for Lowest Income Households in America
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.4 million affordable and available rental homes ... Read More.
New FHA Fees Could Impact Affordable Housing Nonprofits
One of President Trump's first moves was eliminating the fee reduction in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages-specifically, the fee applied to mortgage insurance paid by borrowers whose mortgages are backed by FHA. Read more.
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