January 2018

PSHH Resident Vera Maddan celebrated
 105 wonderful years - enjoy her party photos here!
President/CEO John Fowler, in front of the 
Jardin de las Rosas mural in Santa Barbara.
Happy New Year! 
As we look forward to 2018 and to even more ground breakings, ribbon cuttings and grand openings, I am excited to share some highlights from 2017 highlights with you:
  • 5,061 residents were housed in three counties
  • 20,892 individuals enjoyed onsite events
  • 276 youth participated in the Grade Reading Initiative
  • 19 formerly homeless individuals were housed
  • Free WiFi was made available at almost all properties, saving residents an average of $500 a year
  • 5 developments were completed or neared completion
  • $800,000 was raised from grants, partnerships and generous individuals
  • The combined company strength of PSHH & The Duncan Group reached 192 
For 2018, we anticipate more growth and additional community impact by:
  • Developing 6 more properties, to reach 2,000 rental units in our portfolio 
  • Bringing an innovative workforce housing model to San Luis Obispo 
  • Continuing to work with government at all levels to advocate for affordable housing
  • Adding to our current 175 active partnerships to support our residents with much-needed services and access to career building education
  • Opening a new office in Ventura, breaking ground on a new corporate office in San Luis Obispo and growing the staff to 200 employees

Thank you to all of our supporters and partners for making 2017 such a great year, here's to more joint success!


John Fowler, CPA


Together We Built More than Housing
Peoples' Self-Help Housing 2017 Year in Review
This past year, we were able to build so much more than housing. 

Because of your generous support, t ogether we built families, careers and opportunity. 

Thank you for helping us exceed our fund raising and program goals.

See some of what you made happen  here .
Holiday Celebrations
Thanks to the generosity of the community, this past season was cheery and bright for our residents. Click on a title to see photo gallery of our holiday celebrations!

Thank You to Our Partners!
PSHH is excited to be the proud recipient of a generous core support grant from Hutton Parker.

A visionary Santa Barbara based Foundation, this award will allow us to perform at our highest level of continued service to our community.
Employee News & Updates
PSHH and The Duncan Group are committed to retaining and training our incomparable employees. Here are some recent developments in our team:

Juliet Mendoza, an accountant in PSHH's Fiscal Department, is celebrating her 27th year as a valued staff member.  Since joining us in 1990, Juliet has supported our mission with her humor, dedication and expertise. 

Annette Montoya as the new Director of Administration, will continue to support the organization's strategic initiatives with her experience, institutional knowledge and oversight of special projects.
Gillian Cole-Andrews, with a new title of Director of Communications and Resource Development, has had her role expanded to include marketing and public relations. 
We are one of the top employee-rated companies in the region -  join our team!
Have experience in lending, mortgage, and home ownership programs? We are in search of a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Housing Specialist.  Different skills? Look here for other exciting opportunities with PSHH.
Property Anniversaries
Rental Development

Home Ownership
Schoolhouse Lane Apartments
Celebrating 21 years
Located in Cambria, this 24-unit
family rental housing complex was the first affordable housing development in San Luis Obispo County's north coastal area.

Hacienda Estates Twin Oaks
Celebrating 43 years
Located in rural Atascadero, this
15-home subdivision was developed
for very low and low income families and constructed by owner-builders.
Housing News from Around the Nation
Three California housing issues to watch in 2018
Rising rents and home prices forced California's housing crisis to the head of Gov. Jerry Brown's and lawmakers' agenda in 2017... 

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