Self-Help Ownership Properties

PEOPLES' SELF-HELP HOUSING CORPORATION MUTUAL SELF-HELP HOMEOWNERSHIP SUMMARY

Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation (PSHHC) was organized in 1970 as a community based non-profit corporation to provide assistance to lower and moderate-income families willing and able to participate in a self-help building program. It is one of approximately 50 similar operations in various rural areas of  the United States.  Administrative and operating funds are provided through Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Housing, California State Self-Help Housing Program, foundations, and private lenders. The following figures reflect successfully completed self-help homes, the number of homes now in construction, the number of homes to be built, and the number of homes planned or proposed:

San Luis Obispo County

LOCATION COMPLETED NUMBER OF HOMES IN CONSTRUCTION TO BE BUILT, PLANNED/PROPOSED YEARS FINISHED
Atascadero - Hacienda Estates & Twin Oaks Hacienda Estates & Twin Oaks 15

1975
Atascadero - El Camino Oaks 24

2014
Atascadero Triangle Homes
11

Baywood Park - El Montecito (3 Developments) (3 Developments) 24

1973, 1978,1981
Los Osos

10
Nipomo I - Montecito Verde I 49

1977
Nipomo II - Montecito Verde II 32

1984
Nipomo III (2 Phases) 97

1994,1995
Nipomo - Los Pinos Estates 39

1999
Nipomo - Montecito Verde III 8

2007
Nipomo - Oak Leaf 34

2013
Oceano 6


Paso Robles 56

1984
Paso Robles - Spring Meadows 71

1999
Redwind Indians 7

1988
San Miguel (2 Developments) 13

1974, 1981
San Miguel - Cottonwood Homes 46

2005
San Miguel
24

San Miguel Mission Gardens

59
Shandon 8

1981
Templeton I 13

1984
Templeton - Lone Oak Estates 41

1990
Templeton - Harvest Meadows 48

1997
Templeton - Terebinth Lane 33

2012
SAN LUIS COUNTY TOTALS 664 35 69

Santa Barbara County

LOCATION COMPLETED NUMBER OF HOMES IN CONSTRUCTION TO BE BUILT, PLANNED/PROPOSED YEARS FINISHED
Guadalupe I 34

1980
Guadalupe II 66

1985
Guadalupe III 8

1987
Guadalupe IV 43

1987
Guadalupe - River View Estates 50

2003
Los Alamos - Bridlepath Estates 22

2004
Los Alamos 5

2015
Santa Maria - Oak Valley 70

1992
Tanglewood 83

1983
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY TOTALS 381


Ventura County

LOCATION COMPLETED NUMBER OF HOMES IN CONSTRUCTION TO BE BUILT, PLANNED/PROPOSED YEARS FINISHED
Moorpark - Villa Campesina 62

1991
Piru - Citrus Pointe 47

2003
Ventura County TOTALS 109 0 0
Total Homes 1154 35 69

HOW DOES SELF-HELP WORK?

The homes are constructed by individuals as owner-builders under PSHHC's supervision, utilizing the mutual self-help method of construction. Most of the work is done on weekends. The families, usually in groups of ten, mutually assist one another, each contributing an average of 1800+ hours of labor through the building process. As a result of the labor exchanged, a substantial cost savings is realized as well as a strong sense of pride in ownership and community spirit.