July 2009

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July 2009

Ortiz Joins Peoples' Self-Help Housing as Information Technology Manager

Javier Ortiz has joined Peoples' Self-Help Housing as Information Technology Manager, it was announced by Executive Director Jeanette Duncan. He will maintain internal and external network systems administration at Peoples' corporate offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara and 38 properties on the central coast. He is a certified Microsoft systems engineer.

Ortiz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology with a minor in accounting from California State University at Northridge.

A Santa Barbara native, Ortiz previously worked for a private computer consulting firm. He also has worked independently as a computer consultant and for Star Telecom in Santa Barbara.

Ortiz lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Bethany and two daughters. He enjoys running and walking in Santa Barbara with his family.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with 39 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households. With over 1100 homes completed and over 1250 rental units owned and managed by Peoples' Self-Help Housing, PSHH continues to strengthen its reputation and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community developer in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. 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.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is a charitable non-profit organization. Since 1970 its mission 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. For more information or to make a donation contact (805) 962-5152 or 781-3088 or visit www.pshhc.org.