Peoples' Self-Help Housing
Over 40 Years of Providing Affordable Housing in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties


  Peoples' Self-Help Housing

The Mission of Peoples' Self-Help Housing is to provide affordable housing and programs leading to
self-sufficiency for low-income families, seniors, and other special needs groups on California's Central Coast.

The Duncan Group


The Duncan Group
Management Staff

Griselda Arredondo

Griselda Arredondo - Director of Property Management

Griselda Arredondo is Director of Property Management for The Duncan Group. Previously she worked in property management for ABODE Communities in Los Angeles, Alliance Residential Company in Phoenix, MG Properties in San Diego County, and others. Arredondo supervises the management of over 1,500 residential units at Peoplesí affordable housing properties in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties where 3,900 low income and special needs persons reside. Arredondo is a member of the Affordable Housing Management Association (AMHA) and serves on the AHMA Event Planning Committee. She is a Little League volunteer and with her husband restores antique cars.

Eric Michielssen

Eric Michielssen - Real Estate Broker - Asset Manager
Assistant Treasurer

Eric brings over 25 years of real estate marketing, management, development and finance to his role at PSHH and The Duncan Group. He is the acting Real Estate Broker overseeing property management responsibilities. As Asset Manager, Eric is responsible for the long-term sustainability of all Duncan Group managed rental complexes. He develops long-range Capital Improvement Plans, oversees Risk Management and property insurance, and maintains the property tax exemptions.

Previously Eric owned several real estate franchises in Atascadero. During his real estate career he served as president of the Atascadero Board of Realtors and the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and served on the local Planning Commission.

Eric was raised in Watsonville and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, earning a B.S. degree in Social Sciences, a teaching credential and a Master's in Education/Counseling. Eric and his family own and operate an 80 acre organic farm.

Al Ruiz

Al Ruiz - Regional Facilities Manager

Al Ruiz worked for 19 years in the agricultural industry and then for a private property management company before joining the PSHH team in 1995. He was hired as a maintenance worker for a new PSHH farm worker housing complex in Santa Maria, Los Adobes de Maria.

In 1998 Al began working for The Duncan Group which was created as the property management agent for Peoples' Self-Help Housing. He was responsible for conducting unit inspections in Santa Maria. In 2001 he was promoted to Regional Facilities Manager for three counties.

In 2004 Al was able to realize the American Dream by building his own home through the PSHH sweat equity home-ownership program in Los Alamos.

Opening Doors.  Building Neighborhoods.  Improving Lives.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing - Providing Affordable Housing in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
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