May 2011

Media Contact: Rochelle Rose (805) 962-5152 x227 or Liz Byrnes (805) 783-4446
May, 2011

Neighborhood Clean-Up Day in Nipomo on Sat. June 4

In celebration of NeighborWorks Week, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, a chartered NeighborWorks member, is organizing a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The effort will clean up the future site of self-help homes to be built in Nipomo at the corner of North Thompson and Chestnut Streets.

The public is invited to join in the cleanup; breakfast and lunch will be served for volunteers. It is an opportunity to work alongside neighbors, promote community pride and spirit, and clean up a neighborhood. The event is funded in part by a grant from NeighborWorks Pacific Division and NeighborWorks America.

Volunteers are requested to bring tools, such as shovels, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows, andgas-powered weed eaters. Long pants and long sleeves, closed toed shoes, hat and gloves are recommended.
Reservations are requested by contacting Liz Lopez-Byrnes at (805) 783-4446 or LizL@pshhc.org.

Since 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing has developed 1,150 self-help home ownership residences and now manages over 1,350 affordable rental units in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. For 40 years, the non-profit organization has not only developed affordable housing in over 30 cities and communities, but has also provided community facilities, supportive housing programs, financial education, and youth after-school education leading to greater self-sufficiency for low-income households, seniors, the formerly homeless, and special needs households.