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.
-Founded in 1970 in San Luis Obispo, California
-Operates 45 affordable housing complexes in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties
-Has helped nearly 1,200 first time home buyers build and purchase their first home (residents contribute over 2,000 hours of sweat equity in building their home over the course of 12-16 months).
-Has developed or renovated over 1,500 units of residential housing in affordable multi-family apartments and in two single-room-occupancy hotels.
-Has housing dedicated for the disabled, seniors, and mental health clients.
-Provides affordable rental housing for over 4,000 low-income adults and children.
-Member of NeighborWorks America, a national network of community development organizations.
Populations Served: 25 communities throughout three county areas: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Expertise: PSHH provides technical assistance in the design and implementation of affordable housing and community development programs for numerous cities, counties and community groups. PSHH staff have a variety of technical skills, education, experience and expertise with a commitment to innovative, comprehensive, and environmentally sensitive community planning principles.
Future Sites: Several Self-Help homes, multi-family, farm workers and senior rentals throughout the Central Coast are also in the planning.
Off South Higuera Street in SLO turn East on Granada then take a left on Empleo, building is on the right.