August 2018

At center, U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal joins Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH) Board member Karin Schulkin and President/CEO John Fowler and members of the community at a special ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of Los Adobes de Maria III, new affordable rental housing for farmworker families in Santa Maria, CA. Read more
PSHH President/CEO John Fowler
I am often asked, "who does PSHH build homes for?" The easy answer to that is  - People!

Currently in our construction pipeline we have town homes for families in Goleta, cottages for veterans in Santa Maria, and apartments for seniors in Paso Robles. We recently finished a renovation of an entire development for people living with disabilities and I'm hoping to close a deal very shortly so we can provide more housing for the formerly homeless in Ventura. 

I'm also out and about right now promoting our workforce housing model in San Luis Obispo so that people like Cal Poly grads, software developers, teachers and health professionals can afford to live where they work, where they worship and where they recreate - all hallmarks of a thriving and inclusive community. 

On the home ownership side, we are currently helping people build their own homes who work in ranching, accounting and engineering and their "sweat equity" is being contributed alongside fellow owner-builders who work in hospitality, the wine industry and construction.   

A few days ago we celebrated the grand opening of Los Adobes de Maria III,  housing this time for people working in agriculture. With every ribbon cutting, and this was our 52nd such celebration, we welcome all kinds of people home.  

So who do we build for? You might be surprised who lives in a PSHH home.  They could be your neighbor's caregiver, your child's educator, or everyone's much-appreciated first responder.  In fact they could be any one of the people we depend on and admire every day, and who help make the Central Coast such a great place to live.        
John Fowler, CPA
PSHH Announces New Education Director
Alejandra Mahoney has been promoted to Director of Education. The Santa Maria resident, has been with PSHH for 12 years and previously was the nonprofit's Senior Manager of Educational Programs. Alejandra will build on the 16-year-old, site-based service offered to residents of PSHH's affordable housing developments throughout the Central Coast. Read more 
Join Our Growing Team!
We're always on the look out for great people to join our team like 23-year veteran VP of Home Ownership Sheryl Flores and Construction Supervisor Chris Andrews. 

Amongst other opportunities, we're currently looking for a special events coordinator, a senior project manager and a grant writer.  Visit  our website  for more details on all our open positions
It's Back to School Season!
Pencils are getting sharpened and backpacks adjusted. School's back in session! Through site-based Learning Centers, PSHH fosters a love of learning in children throughout the Central Coast. Through your support, children in grades K-8 receive after school tutoring and high school and college students receive guidance and support for success in higher education. Help kick off the school year right with a donation to Education today.
Property Spotlights
Property Management

Home Ownership
Sequoia Apartments
Celebrating 18 years
Located in Morro Bay, this 12-unit development is a limited partnership ownership between PSHH, South Bay Improvement Assoc. and Fannie Mae.

Villa Campesina
Celebrating 27 years
Featuring 62 homes, this Moorpark neighborhood was Ventura County's first US Department of Agriculture self-help program for low-income families.
PSHH in the News ...

OpEd: Ventura County can benefit from new tax incentives
PSHH President/CEO John Fowler writes to the Ventura County community about underutilized funding available to help their community.  Read more  
Full house(s): Peoples' Self-Help Housing welcomes farmworkers to third low-income development
Santa Maria Sun reporter Kasey Bubnash recaps the grand opening of Los Adobes de Maria III. Read more

An affordable housing complex in Santa Maria opens its doors to local farm workers
KCOY/KEYT reporter Nathalie Vera covers the grand opening ceremony for Los Adobes de Maria III. Watch here
Affordable farm worker housing opens in Santa Maria
KSBY reporter Megan Abundis reports on the new Los Adobes de Maria III. Watch here

Last month, John stepped into the studio and chatted with Neil Kreisel of AHA! Presents about PSHH's  education program. Listen here other Housing News
Central Coast
Our View: Housing dilemma, must talk
The Santa Maria Times editorial board address the need for affordable housing for low-income families, including farmworkers, in Santa Barbara County. Read more

Rent Control Ballot Measure Triggers Fundraising Battle
Proposition 10 supporters and opponents have raised some $24 million in campaign financing over the measure that would repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
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Rural America Faces A Crisis In 'Adequate Housing'
In addition to rising prices, homeowners are having to face the difficulty of a shortage on available homes for purchase as more and more are opting for "aging in place." Read more 

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