October 2013

Media Contact: Jeanette Duncan (805) 540-2454
or Rochelle Rose (805) 699-7227

October 11, 2013

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Celebrates 34 New Self Help Homes
in Nipomo on Oct. 19

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is celebrating the completion of the Oak Leaf self-help homes in Nipomo with a barbecue event on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the outdoor event on Avocado Court which will include tours of several of the 34 new homes, food, music, salsa-making contest, and the chance to meet the new owner/builders. A ceremony will take place at 4:20 p.m.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 16 by email admin@pshhc.org or by phone (805) 781-3088 – press “3”.

Event sponsors include Advanced Electrical Systems, Big Creek Lumber, Bohner Construction, and Henry Schmitz Plumbing. In-kind donors include Harvey’s Honey Huts and Farm Supply Company. Project financing partners are the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Communities Assistance Corporation, San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund, and CalHome Program.

Mutual Self-Help Housing is a group method of home construction for limited income families. Utilizing "sweat equity", homes are constructed by owner-builders under the supervision of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. As a result, a substantial cost savings is realized as well as a strong sense of pride in ownership and community spirit.

Directions: Homes are located on the east side (mountainside) of Highway 101. Take the Tefft Street exit. Go east on Tefft and then turn left on N. Thompson Avenue. Then turn right on E. Chestnut Street, then left on North Avocado Avenue. Avocado Court is at the end of North Avocado Avenue. Please carpool if possible. There is limited parking on Chestnut.

Founded in San Luis Obispo in 1970, Peoples' Self-Help Housing provides affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income families, seniors, and other special needs groups on California's Central Coast. PSHH has developed and now manages over 1,500 affordable rental units in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. It has also provided first-time homeownership opportunities for 1,200 working families. PSHH is the leading affordable housing developer on the Central Coast with offices in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing visit www.pshhc.org or call (805) 699-7227 or 540-2454.



Completion Celebration BBQ & Tours for 34 New Self Help Homes in Nipomo

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Ceremony takes place 4:20 p.m.

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

Email admin@pshhc.org or by phone (805) 781-3088 – press “3” By Wednesday, October 16

Jeanette Duncan (805) 540-2454 or Sheryl Flores (805) 540-2465