August 2005

PSHH Press Contact:
Chris Davis

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Creates Special Day for Carpinteria Camper Park Kids

Peoples' Self-Help Housing Pleased with Enthusiastic Support for one of its Most Needy Housing Communities

--Media Advisory--

Carpinteria, CA—Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Montecito is sponsoring and coordinating Saturday's back to School "Fun Day" or El Campo de Sol, which will provide a day of sports, entertainment and food for Carpinteria Camper Park resident children.

Who: Children and their families from the Carpinteria Camper Park; Our Lady of Mount Carmel coordinators; Peoples' Self-Help Housing staff and volunteers; other special guests

What: Are treated to a "Fun Day" with games including volleyball, soccer and baseball organized by local school coaches and volunteers; arts and Crafts in the Art Tent; dance lessons and musical entertainment; a Barbeque catered by Woody's; snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy; certificates for new shoes; back to school clothing and backpacks and other school supplies

Where: St. Joseph's Church, 5048 El Carro Lane (off Linden Avenue), Carpinteria

When: Saturday, August 13, 2005, 11:00am to 4:00 pm

Peoples' Self-Help Housing took over the management of the Carpinteria Camper Park two years ago. The Camper Park had been a major concern of the City and community of Carpinteria as it was burdened with run down infrastructure with many residents living in substandard and old travel trailers. Peoples' Self-Help Housing took on this challenge to help to improve the lives of people who deserve a better quality of life.

Since then, Peoples Self-Help Housing has transformed the Camper Park with a major clean up, new plumping for common facilities, renovated grounds, new paint, and has replaced older trailers with newer ones. Peoples' Self Help Housing also works with residents on a case by case basis to ensure that their needs are met. Healthand other education programs have been established for children and their parents to provide more opportunities.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with 35 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households. With over 1000 homes completed and over 1200 rental units developed, PSHH continues to strengthen its reputation and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community developer on the Central Coast. PSHH is committed to developing vibrant neighborhoods, build attractive, high quality housing and to provide innovative community services, so their residents have every possible opportunity to succeed in life.