A note from our CEO, John Fowler
Last month, 11 owner-builder families received the keys to their "American Dream" homes after a long year of construction work. As part of PSHH's owner-builder program, these low-income families qualified for this development and learned the necessary financial and construction skills to achieve this dream. We were thrilled to celebrate their efforts! Next up, we begin rehabilitation work at Valentine Court in Santa Maria.
Of course, any of our successes are only possible with community partnerships and support, which is why we are pleased to recognize 'The Builders Circle', a new group of community partners consisting of fellow contractors, designers and stakeholders who do business with us. We couldn't do our work without their engagement.  Thank you for helping us kick off an amazing year.

Volunteers Make All the Difference

PSHH Staff members Mike Hopkins, Darya Oreizi and James Shammas visited San Miguel and lent a hand to owner-builder families who are constructing their own homes through the Self-Help Home Ownership Program.

The work at PSHH couldn't happen without the vital contribution of volunteers. Join us and lend a hand by volunteering with Peoples' Self-Help Housing!
Builders Circle
When building our teams, we not only seek out those who are the best in the business, but we look for those who share our passion and philosophy. 

The Builders Circle is a prestigious group of contractors, designers and stakeholders who continue their support of our developments long after the ribbon cutting.  Thank you to the following for their generosity:

Culbert Construction & Plumbing;  Morris & Garritano Insurance
Pure Water Plumbing;  Rea & Luker Architects;  Bergantz Construction
Hayward Lumber Company;  Hayward Truss Company
Kaiser Air Conditioning & Sheet Metal
North Coast Engineering;  Portney Environmental & Demolition
RRM Design Group;  Robert Andrew Fowler, Landscape Architect;  Solarponics

PSHH in the News
Did you catch us in the SLO Tribune? Read more.
That's a Wrap! Ocean View Manor - Morro Bay

We recently completed the renovation of 40 garden-style apartments at Ocean View Manor in Morro Bay! Each unit was renovated as part of a $2.5 million rehabilitation.

In addition to essential unit upgrades the renovation increased energy efficiency by 30% and increased the number of accessible units.
Pay rent, visit doctor, buy food - pick any two

When housing is unaffordable, there often is not enough money left over for a household to pay for other necessities. 

The National Housing Conference's annual Paycheck to Paycheck report highlights the difficulties posed by the mismatch between incomes and housing costs. 
Neighborworks Book: Now Online!
Highlighting the great work of PSHH, our community development partner NeighborWorks recently published "Practical Solutions from America's Community Development Network".  

For those of you that haven't yet grabbed a copy, the book is now available and features the essay "From Wheels to Foundations: Stable Communities Change Lives" by our President/CEO John Fowler.  

The story of how the Carpinteria Camper Park was rescued from under the mismanagement of an absentee landlord into a vibrant, thriving community makes for inspirational and compelling reading.
Coming Soon - Annual Report

Pssst... PSHH's 2016 Annual Report is coming out later this month. Keep your eyes (and mailboxes) peeled! 

Check out past annual reports here
PSHH Staff
The Duncan Group
Staff Anniversaries
Development Anniversaries
Sheryl Flores - 21 years

Ruth Callahan - 3 years

Mario Perez - 3 years

Jennifer Davis - 3  years

Bruce Burke- 1 year

Michael Hicks- 1 year
Alejandra Velasco- 15 years

Martha Campos- 6 years

Rigo Rodriguez- 3 years

Ernest Calzada- 3 years

Kenneth Brown- 2 years

John Clendening- 1 year
5 years- Pismo Creek Bungalows, Pismo Beach, 14 units

15 years- Los Adobes de Maria II, Santa Maria, 
52 units

Housing News from around the Nation
If housing is the cure for homelessness, doctors should be able to prescribe it
That's the logic behind a new bill introduced in Hawaii that would classify homelessness as a medical condition-and potentially save the state millions in health care costs.  Read more.

NLIHC'S 2017 Gap Report Shows Massive Shortage of Affordable and Available Housing for Lowest Income Households in America
The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.4 million affordable and available rental homes ... 
Read More.

New FHA Fees Could Impact Affordable Housing Nonprofits
One of President Trump's first moves was eliminating the fee reduction in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages-specifically, the fee applied to mortgage insurance paid by borrowers whose mortgages are backed by FHA. 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