A note from our CEO, John Fowler
At Peoples' Self-Help Housing everyone is excited about and looking forward to an exciting and productive 2017. In 2016 we made great strides in creating more affordable housing opportunities and laid the groundwork for future progress, as well as new initiatives, such as workforce housing.

Last year we broke ground for Jardin de Las Rosas in Santa Barbara, Village at Los Carneros in Goleta and Los Adobes de Maria III in Santa Maria - new developments that could provide housing for approximately 500+ people in 144 rental units. We are so proud to be part of an ongoing effort to find creative solutions which ensure that affordable housing development remains to be an important component of the future overall housing mix along the Central Coast

2017 is off to a great start, as today, Jan. 13, we're breaking ground for the new Rolling Hills II complex which will bring 30 more affordable housing units to Templeton. Later this year grand openings will be celebrated for the brand new Jardin de las Rosas complex in Santa Barbara, as well as the remodeled Creston Garden Apartments in Paso Robles and Villa la Esperanza in Goleta.

We are grateful for your continued support as we build a better future for the communities we serve.
Leave A Legacy

So much of the good
that has been achieved
at Peoples' Self-Help Housing has come through the generosity of bequests and gifts from estates. 

There are many ways to give, and your Financial planner or Attorney will be able to explain how your gift, whether a percentage,  a specific amount or a residue from your estate can be specifically crafted to leave the legacy you desire. 
Rolling Hills II 'Gets Rolling'
with Groundbreaking

It may be Friday the 13th, but we are feeling pretty lucky to be celebrating the groundbreaking for our latest affordable housing development, Rolling Hills II in Templeton. 
Read more.
Printed + Published Now: NeighborWorks Book
Featuring PSHH
Community development work is not for the faint of heart. Strengthening communities and creating opportunities in our cities and rural areas requires tremendous commitment and dedication. In the new book "NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network," our community development partner NeighborWorks has compiled nearly 140 stories highlighting solutions to some of our country's community development challenges.   Read more.
Pardon Our Dust! 
PSHH Projects Underway
It was a busy 2016! We broke ground on multiple affordable housing developments along the Central Coast and look forward to seeing you at their eventual grand opening celebrations. Take a look at the some of our current construction sites! 

Creston Garden Apartments, Paso Robles

Full rehabilitation of Creston Garden Apartments, 60 units and construction of a new community building, got underway in May 2016, shortly after we took ownership of the affordable housing property that was in danger of becoming market rate housing. 

More of our construction sites  here.
Affordable Housing Snapshot:
California's 35th Assembly District
Since 1968, affordable housing developers in Assembly District 35, which includes San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County, have built more than 4,000 affordable homes and apartments, generating $127 million in annual economic activity. This has created 6,581 construction jobs, along with 1,799 permanent jobs. Learn more about how these public-private partnerships have helped us all here.
Staff and Property Anniversaries 

Housing News From Around the Nation
Gatlinburg affordable housing even scarcer after wildfires 
On any given day, motel owner Alex Abrahams said he fields at least a few inquiries about his rooms at Ogle's Vacation Motel.  Read more

Inwood Library to be sold to developer for affordable housing, city says
The city plans to demolish the Inwood library and sell the property to a developer to build a new tower with 100 percent affordable housing and a "state-of-the-art" new library, officials announced this week.  Read more.

Could Good, Affordable Housing Solve Farmworker Shortage? 
Like many farms facing labor shortages in the West, the Tanimura & Antle vegetable farm in California's Salinas Valley was in a bind for the 2015 harvest season.  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

Santa Barbara Office
26 E. Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone (805) 962-5152
Fax (805) 962-8152