PSHH Receives $20,000 Gift from Santa Barbara Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Santa Barbara County, CA, January 20, 2022 – People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has received a generous $20,000 from the Santa Barbara Foundation. This gift will benefit hundreds of Santa Barbara County residents serving as an investment in the Supportive Housing Program and continuing Covid-19 relief efforts.

PSHH’s Supportive Housing Program (SHP) 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 include health screenings, counseling, mental health support, food distribution, rental assistance, and wellness seminars. As well as continuing existing programming, this impactful grant will expand SHP services to an additional 135 households helping to address behavioral health needs for youth and isolated seniors.

“We are so grateful for the continued dedication and partnership of the Santa Barbara Foundation,” said Rick Gulino, Director of Neighborhood Development & Resident Services. “This new funding will provide our residents in Santa Barbara County with greater independence, access to resources, and overall support through the care of our Supportive Housing Program.”

This gift was made possible through the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Covid Response & Recovery Grant Program, which is focused on behavioral health needs, housing loss prevention, childcare capacity-building, and systematic support for seniors. The Foundation aims to improve the lives of residents throughout Santa Barbara County by identifying community priorities and mobilizing local resources. Their goal is to harness the philanthropic resources available and invest directly in solutions to regional problems.

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

About People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)

Founded in 1970, and with nearly 1,000 units of new units in its pipeline, 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 pshhc.org/IDEA. For more information about the organization, visit pshhc.org, email info@pshhc.org or phone (805) 781-3088.


Media Contact: communications@pshhc.org, (805) 878-8328

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