People’s Self-Help Housing Receives Michael McGuire Award for Excellence in Community Partnership

Central Coast, CA, November 16, 2023People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has been recognized by the Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) as the recipient of their Michael McGuire Award for Excellence in Community Partnership.

Each year, VCCDC honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to improving the lives of families and individuals through investment of time, resources, and advocacy, thereby underscoring important community engagement, visionary leadership, and lifetime of excellence. At this year’s Annual Awards Ceremony, ‘Leading People Home’, PSHH was selected for this prestigious recognition for their dedication to building robust, inclusive communities and offering affordable housing solutions to those in need.

“We are so humbled and honored to have received this award,” said Ken Trigueiro CEO & President, “Thank you to VCCDC for their acknowledgement of our organization. We are proud to be selected with four other incredible individuals who are all working in the joint effort to positively affect our communities.”

PSHH was recognized alongside Rashi Kallur, Bruce Stenslie, Jack Hinojosa, and Barbara Macri-Ortiz who also received awards for their work in transforming lives through community partnerships, transformational leadership, and homeownership affordability and creation.

To learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing, visit pshhc.org.

About Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC)

The Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that has worked to fulfill its mission of empowering families through education and homeownership. Since its inception in 2001, VCCDC has originated over $200M in mortgage loans; provided more than $11M in down payment assistance; provided education and one-on one coaching to over 20,000 families and individuals; and invested more than $32M in community revitalization through its Acquisition and Rehab program. These and other achievements have contributed to improved economic conditions throughout the communities and regions that VCCDC serves. VCCDC is dedicated to ensuring homebuyers are prepared for homeownership with the support of certified and licensed professionals who provide education and guidance, workshops, and one-on-one coaching, and counseling, ensuring clients are supported from start to finish of the homebuying process. VCCDC accomplishes its work in partnership with community organizations and other community organizations and is financially supported by private and public funds and is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a housing counseling agency approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). vccdc.org


About People’s 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 households, families, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, 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, Ventura and Monterey counties, manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. 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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