June 2018


In recognition of National College Signing Day, a ceremony was held to honor students living at PSHH properties.  The May 6 event, held  in Orcutt, CA celebrated those going on to higher education, many of whom will be the first in their family to attend! 
John Fowler and Gary Wolfe Regional Vice President Western Region
President/CEO John Fowler and NeighborWorks Regional VP Gary Wolfe

College signings, ribbon-cuttings, key ceremonies - every great moment at PSHH only happens because of team work hard work, and some amazing partnerships. 

One of those amazing partnerships is with NeighborWorks America,  a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan nonprofit, which has created places of opportunity in communities across the country for nearly 40 years.

Regional VP Gary Wolfe joined us last month on an iconic sunny Central Coast Saturday for a block party and resource fair.  Under the shady oaks, we proudly showed off one of our most beautiful properties, and together, residents, staff and over 20 other nonprofits, got our hands dirty planting a garden with the kids, then enjoyed great music and locally made food.

When we all work together to create 'places of opportunity' we get amazing results.  We see college-bound students signing with prestigious schools, families moving out of rentals and into their own homes and, because of our collective efforts, we can all have humble pride in knowing we're housing over 5,000 people a day.
 
John Fowler, CPA
President/CEO
PSHH Opens New Office in Ventura
Ventura Office Last month, PSHH opened a new office in Ventura. While PSHH already has a 27-year history of service in Ventura County - having assisted 109 low-income households in becoming homeowners and preserving 141 affordable rental units - there hadn't been a downtown office. Learn how this new office is going to help us better serve Ventura County.
2017 Annual Report
PSHH's 2017 Annual Report has landed in mailboxes and is available online now. Read special messages from Board Chair Dave Gustafson and President/CEO John Fowler, check out latest stats for construction, development, property management and our resident services and see the many partners and supporters that made it all possible. 2017 Annual Report
San Miguel Project Welcomes Group 3 Homeowners
home ownership The final group building in PSHH's 24-home self-help subdivision in San Miguel have completed their houses and received their house keys in a happy ceremony held last month. Read more and see photos
Celebrating NeighborWorks Week 2018
NeighborWorks Week 2018 June 2-9 was NeighborWorks Week which for 2018 was themed "Advancing Opportunity." In celebration, PSHH held a Community Block Party at Oak Forest Apartments in Arroyo Grande and organized a community garden build at our Mariposa Townhomes in Orcutt.  Read more
Looking for Passionate People - Join Our Team!
Josie, Juliet and Adriana are a much-valued part of our nearly 200 strong team and we're looking for more great people like them! As an employer, we're one of the top rated nonprofits in the region and we're currently looking for:
  • Project Coordinator (Housing Development)
  • Regional Coordinator (Education)
Visit pshhc.org for more details on these open positions and consider joining us!
Property Spotlights
Rental Development

Home Ownership
Victoria Street Bungalows 1
Homeownership
Victoria Street Bungalows
Celebrating 20 years
This 10-unit rental property in Santa Barbara was beautifully renovated and offers families a lovely place to call home.

Shandon
Celebrating 37 years
This eight-house subdivision was one of our earliest owner/builder projects and is still a thriving community almost forty years later!
In Other Housing News...
Central Coast
Ventura Nabs No. 6 Spot for Least Affordable Metro Area
Federal guidelines say that the cost of your house should equal roughly 2.6 years of income. But in some U.S. cities, home prices are almost 10 times what the median household earns. Read more 

News Clip Generic - California
California
State Budget Boosts Universities, Homelessness Funding
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders agreed to a $139 billion budget to fund California,  boosting money for welfare grants and tackling homelessness as well as California's public colleges and universities.   Read more  

National
Proposal to Raise Rents on Poor Could Increase Homelessness
Under the HUD proposal, which would require congressional approval, about 2 million federally subsidized households across the country would immediately see their rents raised by roughly 20 percent. Read more 

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