People’s Self-Help Housing Receives Goleta City Grant Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  Santa Barbara County, CA, July 21, 2022People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has received a generous grant award of $7,100 from the City of Goleta. This funding will benefit PSHH’s supportive housing program at properties throughout the area.

The Supportive Housing Program currently provides services to over 1,900 households in three counties through free, confidential case management from onsite service providers. The program also partners with over 70 area agencies connecting PSHH residents with local resources and area wellness programs. These programs include health screenings, counseling, mental health support, food distribution, rental assistance, wellness seminars, and more.

“We are grateful for this funding which will allow us to continue to expand much-needed resources for our residents,” said Rick Gulino, PSHH Director of Neighborhood Development & Resident Services. “This will provide expanded opportunities and broader support to community members throughout the City of Goleta.”

To meet the needs of residents, many of whom are transitioning from years of housing instability, PSHH combines compassionate property management with service-enriched supportive housing. Residents have access to free, confidential, clinical case management and onsite care. The team helps build capacity, well-being, personal resiliency, and ensures residents have access to a wide network of regional resources. Whether it’s a small bump in the road or a long-term problem, the Supportive Housing Program plays a key role in the return to stability.

To learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing and the Supportive Housing Program, visit

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 For more information about the organization, visit, email or phone (805) 781-3088.


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