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.
Peoples' Awarded Prestigious NeighborWorks Charter!
Press Conference Held on Thursday, June 9, 2011
PSHH director Jeanette Duncan and board president Carolyn Johnson
being presented with a donation from NeighborWorks America for $62,000
Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has been awarded a charter by the prestigious NeighborWorks America organization. The event was held at Peoples' San Luis Obispo headquarters located at 3533 Empleo Street during national NeighborWorks Week June 4-11, 2011.
Speaking at the ceremony was PSHH Executive Director Jeanette Duncan, U.S. Congresswoman Lois Capps, and representatives of NeighborWorks. The event was organized in part by the NeighborWorks Pacific Division and NeighborWorks America.
Peoples' Self-Help Housing has now joined the 235-member NeighborWorks America organization, the country's preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development. Only 17 organizations are chartered in California.
NeighborWorks and Peoples' share similar missions: working to create opportunities for lower-income people to live in affordable homes in safe, sustainable neighborhoods that are healthy places for families to grow.
Founded in 1970, Peoples' Self-Help Housing has developed 1,150 self-help home ownership residences and over 1,350 affordable rental units in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. For 40 years, the non-profit organization has not only developed affordable housing in over 30 cities and communities but has also provided community facilities, supportive housing programs, financial education, and youth after-school education--programs that foster greater self-sufficiency for low-income households, seniors, the formerly homeless, and special needs households.
NeighborWorks' network of 235 independent, community-based nonprofits serve more than 4,500 communities nationwide. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NeighborWorks America operates through a national office and eight regional field offices.
Organizations that comprise the NeighborWorks Network must meet stringent membership criteria and undergo rigorous reviews upon acceptance and every year thereafter to ensure they are delivering the highest-quality and most efficient and effective services to lower-income communities nationwide.
View our NeighborWorks Clean-Up Day in Nipomo Event held June 4th, 2011