By Popular Demand, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Extends Virtual Event ‘Building Together’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Central Coast, CA, May 1, 2020

With communities across the country realizing the physical and emotional importance of home , Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has posed the question “what does ‘home’ mean to you?” through the virtual event “Building Together.”

Although scheduled to end this weekend, popular demand has called for the creative multi-media “Building Together” to be extended through Saturday, May 9 so even more people can get involved. The first wave of submissions have included such original designs as homes built from vegetables, musical scores, needle art, and photography. Each has been accompanied by heart-warming sentiments, stories of hearth and home.

With the extension through next weekend, you too can submit your interpretation of what homes means to you by:

  • Creating a House in any way you feel inspired, writing a few words and sending a photo to communications@pshhc.orgfor inclusion in the PSHH online gallery
  • Honoring a House in the gallery by making a giftin support of a PSHH resident currently facing a medical, food, or utility emergency.
  • Sharing a Houseby spreading the word on your social networks using the hashtags:  #WhatHomeMeansToMe and #PSHHBuildingTogether.

“We have been so inspired seeing the many different interpretations of ‘home’,” said John Fowler President & CEO of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing who submitted his own project entirely crafted from soda cans.  “So far, 36 people have participated in Building Together. We have had entries far beyond the central Coast; from cities across the nation and from countries around the globe!”

Entries will be accepted through Saturday, May 9 and shared on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s social media and website at Participants can also share their creations on their own social media pages using #WhatHomeMeansToMe and #PSHHBuildingTogether.

About Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH)

Founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income working households, seniors, veterans, those living with disabilities and the formerly homeless. It also provides homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat equity” program that has seen over 1,200 homes successfully completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, manages nearly 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. For more information, visit, email or phone (805) 781-3088.


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