After Upgrades and Renovations, Valentine Court Welcomes Residents Home for the Holidays

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has been hard at work this summer renovating Valentine Court Apartments, and now residents are coming home in time for the holiday season.

Located on East Newlove Drive in Santa Maria, the 35-unit affordable apartment complex has undergone numerous upgrades, including energy efficiency improvements, new paint, appliance installation, and an expansion of the community building.

Valentine Court provides seniors and those living with disabilities well-equipped housing to ensure residents can continue to live independently. The complex also features a common building that houses the resident manager’s office, a laundry facility, a TV lounge, public restrooms, a recreational/meeting room, and a kitchen area.

Additionally, Valentine Court provides a sense of community through on-site resident activities and support programs.

“We’ve really been looking forward to unveiling the improved and renovated Valentine Court complex to our residents and neighbors,” said PSHH President and CEO John Fowler. “I’m confident the seniors who call Valentine Court home will be very pleased by the new look and feel. The upgrades not only improve the property aesthetically and functionally, but will also provide residents more opportunities to socialize and build stronger bonds within their community.”

Originally constructed in 1990, Valentine Court was funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the City of Santa Maria and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 202 Program.

About PSHH

The mission of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is to build homes and provide services to strengthen communities and change lives. Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award-winning, nonprofit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, veterans, those living with disabilities, and the formerly homeless. With nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and over 1,700 rental units developed, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. For more information about Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit, email or call (805) 781-3088.

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