Property Manager Recognized for 20 Years of Dedication

People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)‘s dedicated Property Manager, Gabriela Ruiz is celebrating 20 years of service at the organization.

One of a cherished group of professionals who have dedicated a significant part of their career to the nonprofit housing sector, PSHH is honored to have team members such as Gabriela on staff.

“We are so grateful for Gabriela’s commitment to the organization for the last two decades,” said Ashley Valenzuela, Associate Property Management Director. “She is invaluable to our Property Management team and has been key in many property successes over the years. We are lucky to have her.”

Gabriela originally joined the PSHH team in 2003 as a Property Manager covering La Brisa Marina, Sea Haven, and Belridge Street Apartments in the 5 Cities area. Twenty years later, Gabriela has gone on to manage additional properties in San Luis Obispo County to include Villas at Higuera in San Luis Obispo, Courtland Street Apartments and Juniper Street Apartments in Arroyo Grande.

Through her support of the Property Management team at PSHH, she and her colleagues manage an expanding portfolio of 56 affordable housing properties throughout the Central Coast from Paso Robles to Ventura. PSHH Property Managers process lease-ups, handle daily resident and applicant inquiries, coordinate move-ins and move-outs, and oversee annual recertifications. Through compassionate property management, they ensure residents feel at home from the first day they move in until their final day living with PSHH.

“I will always be grateful to PSHH, The Duncan Group, and the people that believed in me,” said Gabriela reflecting on her past twenty years at the organization.

To learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing and the work Gabriela supports, visit To consider a fulfilling career with PSHH, see our current employment opportunities at

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


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