June 2005

PSHH Press Contacts:
Chris Davis / Sarah Savage

Permanently Affordable Downtown Housing Opens Its Doors

Peoples' Self-Help Housing's Victoria Street Bungalows II Holds Ribbon Cutting and Reception

Santa Barbara, CA, June 27, 2005—Mayor Marty Blum and the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce join Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH) in celebration and a ribbon-cutting to officially introduce six newly completed affordable apartments to the downtown area.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing, a local nonprofit providing home ownership and affordable rental opportunities for low income families since 1970, announces its newest affordable housing complex in Santa Barbara, located at the rear of 210 W. Victoria Street. Other PSHH developments in the city of Santa Barbara include the nearby Victoria Hotel and Milagro de Ladera Apartments on the Westside. Peoples' Self-Help Housing also owns and manages Dahlia Court Apartments and the Camper Park in Carpinteria, as well as Storke Ranch Apartments in Goleta and the Isla Vista Apartments.

Partners in this project include CSA Architects and Penfield & Smith Engineers. Funding partners include the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito Bank & Trust, and the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

--Media Advisory--

Who: Peoples Self-Help Housing, representatives from the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito Bank & Trust, the City of Santa Barbara, and other partner groups

What: Gathering to celebrate the completion of the Victoria Street Apartments

Where: 210 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara

When: Thursday, June 30th, 10 a.m.