January 2019


Peoples' Self-Help Housing's staff and board of directors are joined by City of Guadalupe Mayor Ariston Julian and other event VIPs for a groundbreaking celebration for the new Guadalupe Court.
President/CEO
John Fowler

Now in its fifth week, the government shutdown is having a real and deepening effect on many of our residents and the communities Peoples' Self-Help Housing serves.

Because of upfront development investments, but particularly because of delayed HUD rent subsidy payments, the shutdown requires approximately $100,000 a week of our own reserves.

Fortunately we always maintain a strong cash position, allowing us to absorb this expense, at least in the short term, and the privilege  of protecting our most vulnerable residents - the elderly, the disabled, the chronically sick - from immediate impacts. We plan to continue to do anything and everything in our power to protect our PSHH family, even though assuming the federal government's role is not a viable long-term solution. 

Past prudence has given us the capacity to provide this financial cushion, but the reallocation of these funds to existing properties and current residents is jeopardizing future construction, and our ability to extend more affordable housing solutions to those desperately waiting for a place to call home.
 
We are of course monitoring the situation closely and remain hopeful there will be a break in the political gridlock in Washington. For now the efforts of our organization are solidly focused on how we will continue to provide resident services, how we will bring much needed assurance to those whose  anxiety levels are rising daily and on the well-being of everyone who calls a Peoples' Self-Help Housing property home.  

John Fowler, CPA
President/CEO
Celebrating More Affordable Housing for Templeton
2018 was capped off with the celebration of the opening of Rolling Hills II, a two-acre development that adds 30 rental units with one to three bedrooms to PSHH's existing Rolling Hills Apartments at 999 Las Tablas Road in Templeton. Read more or see event photos.
New Annual Report Released
The 2017-2018 fiscal year report is available as a PDF downloadContents include Leadership letters from our Board President Dave Gustafson and President/CEO John Folwer plus updates on Home Ownership Program, Rental Developments, Property Management, Administration Updates, Resident Services Program, Education Program, Service Map, Financials and Thank You to Our Donors & Partners.
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!
Come Join Our Team!
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From caring property managers to engaged educators, PSHH's diverse staff strives to provide our residents with the support they need to thrive. 

We currently have openings in rental development, education, property management, fiscal and maintenance. V isit  www.pshhc.org   for more details on how you can join our team!
Property Spotlights
Property Management

Home Ownership
Home Ownership Los Alamos
College Park
Celebrating 6 years
PSHH's only Lompoc development, this 35-unit community was take over by PSHH in 2011 and includes a community room and playground.

Bridlepath Estates
Celebrating 15 years
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PSHH in the News ...
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Viewpoints: Can't find affordable housing in SLO County? The Board of Supervisors just improved your odds 
PSHH and other members of the new Coalition of Housing Partners write about the positive impact this new partnership will bring to SLO County.  
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Guadalupe to get new, affordable farmworker housing
A celebration of the start of a new affordable housing project in Santa Barbara County with a groundbreaking ceremony for Guadalupe Court.    Watch the report

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Nonprofit breaks ground on affordable farmworker housing project in Guadalupe
The nonprofit Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH) and government officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for Guadalupe Court. Read more
...and in other Housing News
Central Coast

California
Veterans Development Breaks Ground in California
Santa Ana Veterans Village will be the county's largest housing development exclusively for veterans and Jamboree's first dedicated property for vets struggling with homelessness and other challenges.  Read more 

National
Federal workers affected by the government shutdown have more than $400 million in mortgage and rent payments due
The ongoing government shutdown looks like it may cause a mess for the US housing market.  Read more 

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