This week, PSHH launched an emergency appeal to assist the residents of Grand View Apartments in Paso Robles. Thank you to all who have donated so far! Make your gift at pshhc.org/grandview
Greetings!
This past weekend, Peoples' Self-Help Housing launched an emergency appeal in support of the dozens of families about to be evicted from Grand View Apartments in Paso Robles. Eleven must be out the day after Thanksgiving and the remaining by Christmas Eve.  These families include, 62 school-aged children, people living with disabilities, and many hard-working people who until recently were able to call this apartment complex home.

Although this property is neither owned nor managed by PSHH, the affected people are nonetheless members of our community; they are our neighbors. I am outraged and appalled by the situation and the events leading up to it, which include our own refused market rate offer to purchase the badly neglected property. However, as disappointed as I am, we are now focusing on doing everything possible to stand by these vulnerable households in this terrible circumstance.

As you read this, families are scrambling to pack up what little belongings remain to them, not damaged either by mold or vermin infestation. And so, I am asking for your help on their behalf to give to the Grand View Emergency Appeal which will provide support for relocation assistance, temporary accommodation expenses, replacement costs of clothing and bedding, food expenses during displacement, and ongoing medical and mental health services.

In all my years in the housing sector, I have never been so dismayed by what I am witnessing at Grand View; it is now time to bring a compassionate end to this utterly inhumane situation. Please make a generous gift at pshhc.org/grandview .

John Fowler, CPA
President/CEO
Sharing the Impact with
Procore Technologies!

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of hosting Procore Technologies for a construction tour of Sierra Madre Cottages in Santa Maria.

A generous partner, Procore donates their construction management software to PSHH - allowing our Construction teams to execute projects thoroughly and with ease!
50 Acts of Kindness

In honor of PSHH’s 50th Anniversary, we are encouraging our staff to go the extra mile by completing “50 Acts of Kindness” along the Central Coast over the next year!

Featured this month is PSHH's Compliance Specialist, Chris Morrison (pictured with her two brothers and their team) who volunteered at the Twitch Memorial Golf Tournament – a fundraising event to support local student athletes through scholarships.

We hope to reach 50 Acts of Kindness by August 6, 2020.
Follow along at pshhc.org/50aok  
PSHH's Latest Partners

This month, Peoples' Self-Help Housing received a number of generous gifts. Thank you to all our incredible partners who help support our mission:

  • Union Bank - $3,500 for financial literacy education at SLO County College Clubs - see full press release
  • SLO Community Foundation - $5,000 for PSHH's Supportive Housing Program in SLO County - see full press release
  • The McCune Foundation - $10,000, and a $7,500 challenge grant, in support of PSHH's Santa Barbara County Resident Leadership Program - see full press release
  • Enterprise Community Partners - $2,500 for PSHH's upcoming Corporate Office Groundbreaking - press release coming soon
50 Years. 50 Stories.
Follow PSHH on social media or visit our website to read the full story
and many more from the '50 Years. 50 Stories.' collection!
We're Hiring - Join the PSHH Team!

We are always searching for thoughtful, passionate individuals to join us - like Maria, a Lead Educator at one of PSHH's Learning Centers. This photo was taken when Maria recently attended the National Neighborworks Community Leadership Institute Conference in Chicago.

With current openings in multifamily housing development, finance, property management, and education, we hope you will  check out our job postings , spread the word and join our growing team!
Property Spotlights
50 Years of Supportive Housing
Canyon Creek Apartments
Celebrating 13 years  

For the 68 families and households who call the Paso Robles apartments home, Canyon Creek is so much more.

With its onsite learning center, health screening, counseling room, and community center, residents are never far from the supportive resources they need to succeed.

Completed in 2006 with the help of a diverse group of funding sources including the California Reinvestment Corporation and Washington Mutual Bank, Canyon Creek connects its residents to a network of support every day.
50 Years of Building Stability
Villa Campesina
Celebrating 28 years

Completed in 1991, these Moorpark homes comprise one of PSHH's larger subdivisions, providing 62 low-income households with the life-changing opportunity to build their own homes.

Financed in part through the USDA Rural Development loan program, County of Ventura CDBG funding, and a California HCD Farmworker Housing grant, these single-family homes gave the gift of stability to hardworking families, who otherwise might have had to face choosing between a mortgage payment and keeping food on the table.
PSHH in the Headlines...
Peoples' Self-Help Housing lauds retiring Board Trustees
Bidding farewell recently to two passionate long-serving members of the board, PSHH thanked Dave Gustafson and Charlie Fruit for providing boundless leadership, support, and service of 10 and 33 years, respectively.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing seeks $15 million grant for homeless projects
In collaboration with the San Luis Obispo County Health Agency, PSHH has applied for up to $15 million as part of the No Place Like Home program, which awards funds for local affordable housing projects.

City of Goleta brings stakeholders together to discuss homeless strategic plan
The City of Goleta has begun preparing a Homelessness Strategic Plan, which achieved momentum during a recent collaborative meeting with local housing partners. Topics of discussion included: service gaps, best practices, goals, and much more.

...and in other Housing News!
Central Coast
How will cities address Ventura County's housing problem?
The 18th Annual Housing Opportunities Made Easier conference presented research and fostered discussion about the future of affordable housing in the Ventura and surrounding regions.

California
How California became America's housing nightmare
A thorough, easily-digestable breakdown of the local housing crisis. This overview will help you better understand the current state of housing in California.

National
Reduce the housing shortage with home sharing
Home sharing continues to arise as a potential solution for access to affordable housing. Policymakers and start-up businesses alike are focusing on this new area of investment.

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