December 2018

Villa la Esperanza Grand Opening
Peoples' Self-Help Housing's staff and board of directors are joined by City of Goleta Mayor Pro Tempore Stuard Kasdin, the Goleta Chamber of Commerce and other event VIPs for a special ribbon cutting at the Grand Opening of Villa la Esperanza Apartments.
President/CEO
John Fowler
In a nod to the turning year, December typically sees a slowing down and a clearing of desks. And yet while I can certainly see my staff hanging decorations at our offices , enjoying each other's company at holiday gatherings and exchanging seasonal gifts , I can also see them moving projects forward , actively pursuing emerging opportunities and ever-expanding our circles of collaboration.
 
Last week we opened 70 units at Villa La Esperanza in Goleta, tomorrow we are opening 30 more at Rolling Hills II in Templeton and in just a few short days, we'll be breaking ground on brand new farmworker housing in Guadalupe. Learning centers are being readied for the upcoming semester, first-time residents are being warmly welcomed into their new homes in time for the holidays and those who have previously been without  support  and care are receiving resident  services for the very first time.   
 
Oblivious to a date on a calendar, my staff continue to fill each day in devoted service to the over 5,000 residents who now call a PSHH property home.  And so I invite you to continue supporting the vital work that benefits everyone we are privileged to have in our affordable housing family and wish you with warmest regards the very best for this blessed season.

John Fowler, CPA
President/CEO
Morro Bay Seniors Get Connected
Close to 30 senior residents at PSHH's Ocean View Manor and Oceanside Gardens developments are surfing online and connecting with friends and family for free all thanks in part to California Public Utilities Commission AB1299 grant.  After their 8-hour training on internet safety and online tools, each participant received a free Chromebook laptop. Check out photos.
Celebrating More Affordable Housing for Guadalupe
Guadalupe CourtThe great momentum achieved in 2018 will be continued into the new year as PSHH will kick off 2019 with a groundbreaking celebration for Guadalupe Court, our latest affordable housing for farmworkers and their families, on January 10. Read more
Build More When You Click "Buy Now"
Before you click "Buy Now" on your next Amazon purchase, make sure it does a little extra by selecting "Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation" as your benefactor in AmazonSmile. Through this year-round program, 0.5% of the  price of your eligible purchases benefit PSHH at no cost to you or PSHH! Use your Amazon.com log-in information at smile.amazon.com and shop away! It's as simply as that!
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Property Spotlights
Property Management

Home Ownership
Casas las Granadas
Casas Las Granadas
Celebrating 11 years
One of PSHH's smaller rental properties with 12 one-bedroom units, this beautiful Santa Barbara development was built for downtown workers.

Montecito Verde II
Celebrating 34 years
The second of three subdivisions in the Montecito Verde community in Nipomo, these 32 homes were financed through the USDA's Rural Development program.
PSHH in the News ...
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SLO County leaders strike landmark deal to pump millions of dollars into affordable housing 
The Board of Supervisors compromised on a historic, bipartisan plan that will generate millions of dollars to build workforce homes.  
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Non-profit invests in affordable housing expansion in Goleta
A 47-year-old Goleta property just received a major facelift.  Community leaders celebrated the rehabilitation of Villa la Esperanza Tuesday.   Watch the report

People's Self Help Housing celebrates completion of housing development
PSHH will celebrate the completion of its latest affordable housing development in San Luis Obispo County, Rolling Hills II in Templeton on Wednesday, Dec. 19 Read more
...and in other Housing News
Central Coast
Tiny homes are now legal in SLO. What the new rules say about building one
Tiny homes on wheels are now legal in San Luis Obispo, though applications won't be allowed until Feb. 8, 2019, as the city puts into effect its new regulations.  Read more 

California
Merritt Community Capital Raises $42 Million
Merritt Community Capital Corp. announced closing a $42 million institutional low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) fund that will be used to help develop more than 400 affordable housing units in California.  Read more 

National
Solutions For A New Housing Crisis
Despite the relative health of the  current U.S. economy , scholars, economists and middle-class Americans are worried about the housing affordability crisis.   Read more 

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