December 2006

Media Contacts: Chris Davis/Marjorie M. Wass (805) 687-3322

Coming Home for the Holidays

Peoples' Self-Help Housing Dedicates "Canyon Creek Apartments"
in Paso Robles

Paso Robles, CA, December 15, 2006—This holiday season, families in Paso Robles have good reason to celebrate. On December 18, a special dedication ceremony will take place at 400 Oak Hill Road to introduce "Canyon Creek Apartments" to the community.

Built and owned by the nonprofit Peoples' Self-Help Housing, the 68 new permanently affordable 'California Contemporary' style apartments in Paso Robles are made up of 2 and 3-bedroom units. The complex is home to a Community Building and Learning Center , with a health screening and counseling room, recreational space and several playgrounds.

Apartments will be rented to households whose incomes do not exceed 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI). A family of 4 will be able to qualify, so long as their income does not exceed $30,850 per year.

Other PSHH developments in the city of Paso Robles include Creekside Gardens, and Los Robles Terrace, which are permanently affordable rental communities for seniors. Peoples' Self-Help Housing owned and managed developments in northern San Luis Obispo County include Oceanside Gardens, Pacific View, Sequoia Apartments and Ocean View Manor in Morro Bay, Schoolhouse Lane Apartments in Cambria and Templeton Place in Templeton.

Canyon Creek development partners in this project include Triad Architectural & Planning Association, North Coast Engineering, Inc. and landscape architect Robert Boro. Financing partners include the City of Paso Robles, City of Paso Robles Redevelopment Agency, and the County of San Luis Obispo HOME program, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, State Dept. of Housing & Community Development, Joe Serna Jr. Farmworker Grant, Federal Home Loan Bank (AHP), Alliant Capital Tax Credits, USDA Rural Development and Washington Mutual.

Heritage Oaks Bank is sponsoring the Canyon Creek Learning Center and Mission Community Bank is sponsoring the Community Center.

--Media Advisory--

WHO: PSHH representatives of the City of Paso Robles, County of San Luis Obispo, State Department of Housing & Community Development, District Representative for Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee and other partner groups

WHAT: Dedication Ceremony for Canyon Creek Apartments

WHERE: 400 Oak Hill Road, Paso Robles

WHEN: Monday, December 18, 2006, 11 AM

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with 36 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households. With over 1000 self-help homes completed and over 1200 rental units owned and managed, 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, building attractive, high quality housing and to providing innovative community services, so their residents have every possible opportunity to succeed in life. www.pshhc.org.