October 2009

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October 15, 2009

Tippelt joins Peoples' Self-Help Housing as new Social Worker

Kristen Tippelt MSW has joined Peoples’ Self-Help Housing as Social Worker in the Supportive Housing Program, it was announced by Jeanette Duncan, Executive Director.

Tippelt will provide social work and case management services for residents of Peoples’ low-income rental properties in greater Santa Barbara. She will also assist in helping individuals transition from homelessness to permanent housing at People’s affordable rental properties.

A Montecito resident, Tippelt graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in social work. She provided case management and counseling services to the chronically homeless and to foster children in New York City, while attending Columbia. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She also studied abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Founded in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families. With over 1,100 homes completed and over 1,250 rental units owned and managed by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast with offices in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

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.