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People’s Self-Help Housing receives $10,000 investment in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  Central Coast, CA, November 28, 2022People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has received a $10,000 gift from NeighborWorks America to support advancements with their equity program: the IDEA Commission.

The funding will allow PSHH to further engage with professional equity consulting, and provide all staff with additional training and the opportunity to create strategies to address systemic obstacles within the organization.

“We are so grateful to NeighborWorks America for their sustained support in moving our mission forward,” said PSHH CEO & President Ken Trigueiro. “This funding will allow us to broaden the efforts of our IDEA Commission and ensure that we fulfill our commitment to building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture at PSHH and throughout the communities we serve.”

NeighborWorks America is a congressionally chartered and funded nonpartisan nonprofit that supports over 250 nonprofit organizations who provide affordable housing, financial counseling, lending, and resident engagement. They work through partnerships, public and private, to drive change at the local level for individuals, families and communities. People’s Self-Help Housing has been a chartered member of the NeighborWorks network since 2012, where they hold the highest level ‘Exemplary’ rating for exceptional management of program services, financial oversight, organizational management and board governance.

In 2019, People’s Self-Help Housing formed the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action) Commission, a staff led effort to ensure advancements, promote opportunities and hear all voices related to equity, diversity and inclusion that affect our residents and team members. The IDEA Commission engages with team members to cultivate safe spaces for discussions and to share feedback and themes.

To learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing and the IDEA Commission at pshhc.org/idea.

About People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)

With nearly 1,000 units of new housing in its pipeline and founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. Our mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, sees us serving low-income households, families, farmworkers, seniors, and veterans. We also provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities, youth transitioning out of foster care, and the formerly homeless. Homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat-equity” program have created over 1,200 homes and with a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Monterey counties, PSHH manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 members of staff. PSHH acknowledges the indigenous people of the territories that our organization occupies, including the Chumash, Salinan, Yokuts, Kitanemuk, and Tataviam people. To read the full land acknowledgement, visit pshhc.org/IDEA. For more information about the organization, visit pshhc.org, email info@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.

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Media Contact: communications@pshhc.org, (805) 548-2340

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