PSHH Announces New Director of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  Central Coast, CA – June 8, 2023People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has appointed a Director of Education: Kris Reid.

With over 15 years of experience in education and a master’s degree in special education, Kris has previously worked for numerous school districts throughout California. Bringing a wealth of knowledge from working with students of diverse backgrounds, Kris now leads a team of dedicated and visionary educators. As the Director of Education, he leads the Camino Scholars program, which provides nationally recognized year-round support to over 400 students.

“Kris has been supporting the Camino Scholars program for many years and will continue to serve as an incredible resource and leader for the team,” said PSHH CEO & President, Ken Trigueiro, “His extensive background in education will allow the program to continue providing the best possible support for the hundreds of students that we serve.”

Camino Scholars supports younger students with innovative math and literacy skill-building programs. As evidenced by standardized test scores, the curriculum has been shown to significantly improve math and literacy skills and sets students on the path to lifelong learning. Through in-person programming and its counterpart distance learning model, Camino Scholars provides students and their families with free, year-round academic assistance.

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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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