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 (Pictured Above: Resident Youth at Los Adobes de Maria in Santa Maria)

A note from our CEO, John Fowler
PSHH CEO John Fowler

Many of you in San Luis Obispo County are likely following the conversations around Measure B-17, which would repeal the chapter of the municipal code about Rental Housing Inspection and replace with a new Non-Discrimination in Housing section.

However, this measure was created to fight a law that was already repealed by the San Luis Obispo City Council and no one knows what the legal interpretation would be if B-17 is passed, which is why those of us who care about affordable housing are against this measure. This allows us to continue being governed by existing state and federal laws regarding housing non-discrimination and legal requirements for conducting residential inspections.

Residents in the city of San Luis Obispo must submit their ballots by August 22. I urge you to join with us and other local affordable housing groups in voting no on B-17 and preserve our ability to help everyday people with affordable housing programs and policies. 
Backpacks Help Kids Get Back to School
Students with backpack donations

Peoples' Self Help Housing and their property management affiliate, The Duncan Group, recently hosted a backpack and pizza lunch at four sites: Rolling Hills Apartments, Atascadero Gardens, Schoolhouse Lane, and Sequoia Apartments. With a generous donation of 104 backpacks filled with school supplies from "With Love Grandma," youth residents are ready for the school year!
Women's Fund Support 
Opens  Onsite Learning Centers
Thanks to the very generous help of the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara, two of our affordable housing complexes, Jardin de las Rosas and Villas de Esperanza, will receive onsite learning centers!  Each center will provide after school tutoring, educational enrichment and access to College Club and are slated to be completed later this year:
student thank you letters
Thank you letters from students

"At PSHH, we not only help families in need find an affordable place to live, but we also provide our residents with educational opportunities and ways to increase income potential and career advancement. We are pleased that the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara recognizes the significance of
providing learning centers conveniently accessed onsite."   -John Fowler, CEO 

Creating Opportunity, Changing Lives 
PSHH property Villas at Higuera
PSHH doesn't just build housing. We build communities with opportunity, much like the Villas at Higuera in SLO. 

"Rich" and his elderly, ill wife moved to the Central Coast to live with his son. Soon after, Rich lost his wife of 50 years and less than three months later, his son and housing. As a homeless grieving husband and father, Rich found solace in singing love sons to his lost family at the Pismo Pier.  PSHH was able to provide him a housing voucher and grief counselling. 

   Now, Rich remains in stable housing and continues to sing!   Thank you for helping change his    life  - please help us change the lives of others. 
Employee Highlight: Anna Corbett
Anna Corbett
Meet our Director of Property Management, Anna Corbett. Aiding the needy and lending a kind helping hand usually starts at home and in Anna's case, extends to far away places. 

Anna's dream is to open an orphanage in Vietnam when she "grows up" - retires :) Her kind and quiet demeanor, passion for children, and desire to lend the helping hand through her big heart extends beyond borders and her inner circle. 

Anna is a wonderful model for giving back and making a difference, we are happy to have her on the team!

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Rehab at Los Robles Terrace Generates Excitement
PSHH property Los Robles Terrace
Los Robles Terrace - a 40 unit senior apartment development in Paso Robles - will soon benefit from extensive site, interior and exterior rehabilitation and property improvements. 

Slated to begin later this month, residents will soon be enjoying energy efficiency upgrades, new paint throughout and have their kitchens retrofitted with all new appliances. 

Also included in the rehab is additional office space for staff and an expansion to the much- used resident community space.
Check out our employment opportunities  and make a difference in the
 lives of thousands of your neighbors !
Group PSHH Staff Photo

Anniversaries and New Hires

Staff Anniversary

Antonia Serrano - 1 year
Daniel Maldonado
Guzman - 2 years 
Jeffery Lawrence - 2 years
Griselda Ochoa - 3 years 
Miryam Moctezuma - 3 years 
Samantha Galicinao - 3 years
Lameeka Breland - 4 years 
Yanelly Vital Alcantar - 5 years
Rick Gulino - 9 years 
Monica Demalleville - 27 years  

The Duncan Group
Staff Anniversary

Guadalupe Tornes de 
Palma - 7 years
Robert Gauna, Jr - 1 year
Jose Gomez - 1 year 
Jacinto Castro - 1 year 
Miguel Ceballos - 1 year 
Raymond Pacheco - 2 years
Armando Gutierrez - 6 years 
Elizabeth Cortes Preciado - 3 years 
Juan Gomez - 11 years 
Sergio Morales - 4 years 
Laura Schuh - 2 years 
Luz Ruiz - 3 years 
Christine Morrison - 9 years
Maria Graciela Ramos - 6 years 
Maria Anita Consuelo
Romero - 12 years  
Housing Development Anniversaries

Guadalupe II
Guadalupe - 32 years
Lone Oak Estates 
Templeton-  27 years
Cottonwood Homes
 San Miguel  - 12 years 
Oak Leaf Homes
Nipomo - 4 years
Housing News from Around the Nation
Congress Revamps HIV Housing Program
The federal housing program budget has been restructured to better fund cities with higher numbers of HIV outbreaks... Read more. 

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Contact Information

San Luis Obispo Office 
3533 Empleo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone (805) 781-3088
Fax (805) 544-1901
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Santa Barbara Office
26 E. Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone (805) 962-5152
Fax (805) 962-8152