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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Representative to Serve on House Farm Workers Board of Directors

Project Manager begins 3-year term with Ventura County non-profit

Ventura County, Calif., July 1, 2019 – This month, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) staff member Lauren Nichols begins a three-year term serving on the Board of Directors for House Farm Workers in Ventura County.  

Lauren Nichols is a Project Manager II in the Multifamily Development Department with Peoples' Self-Help Housing (PSHH). Based in their Ventura Office, Lauren is passionate about increasing the existing housing stock of affordable homes in Ventura and southern Santa Barbara counties for our most vulnerable populations. Lauren has worked locally as a Project Manager in the fields of civil engineering, and watershed planning, before serving the affordable housing sector.

“We are thrilled to see Lauren represent Peoples’ Self-Help Housing in this exciting, new capacity,” says President/CEO John Fowler, “House Farm Workers operates alongside our organization in bridging the housing gap for working families in Ventura County. Lauren’s expertise will be invaluable in further meeting the needs of California’s farm workers.”

PSHH is the Central Coast’s largest nonprofit housing developer with properties in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. The organization meets the needs of working families and individuals through permanent supportive housing, educational programming and additional services to promote resiliency.

House Farm Workers was founded in 2004 to support safe, decent, and affordable housing for all farm workers through advocacy and education. In these 15 years, House Farm Workers has assisted with over 500 homes completed or planned for farm workers in Ventura County. Lauren Nichols’ position will serve as an opportunity to increase collaboration between the two agencies and further facilitate access to housing and services for farm workers in the community.

About PSHH

Founded in 1970, PSHH is the largest nonprofit affordable housing developer on the Central Coast and is committed to the mission of building affordable homes and providing onsite services that create opportunities to transform lives and strengthen communities. PSHH serves low-income working families, farmworkers, seniors and veterans and provides welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and the formerly homeless. The organization manages over 1,800 rental units, and employs nearly 200 staff members. PSHH is an exemplary-rated member of NeighborWorks America, a national and congressionally chartered network of nearly 250 community development organizations. For more information on PSHH, visit, email or phone (805) 548-2340.


Media Contact: Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, Communications Department,, (805) 548-2340