A normal week (if such a thing exists!) typically finds me negotiating for real estate or water rights, trying to prevent low income housing from converting to market rate, or crisscrossing the Nation. Regardless of where I am or what I am doing, I am always emphasizing that our housing crisis should receive more attention than it is currently receiving.
The rapid growth of PSHH over the past year has not been growth for growth's sake, it has been in response to the critical housing problems facing every demographic in our community
Seniors are struggling alongside recent graduates; individuals from every sector of the workforce are struggling alongside hard-working families; and the sick, the disabled and the homeless are struggling the hardest.
Every day I am honored to work with the best of the best, people who are committed and passionate. My team brings me solutions and strategies that are so innovative and creative they have never been tried by an affordable housing developer before. And yet, even with our financial and intellectual resources, it can be easy to get lost in the statistics and the magnitude of the need. We have over 9,000 people on our waiting lists, and every one of them should be housed immediately.
I recently returned from El Corazon in Mexico where I spent the weekend working on just one house, for one family. It was the perfect way to remind myself that the reason for every meeting, every mile on the road, the purpose of every land deal is to house someone on that 9,000-person waiting list. We believe that for every problem there is a solution, and at PSHH we will continue to try and find those solutions.