Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Holds Lottery for 40 New Affordable Apartments in Santa Barbara

April 26 drawing held as construction of all-new Jardin de las Rosas complex nears completion

(From left to right): Vianey Lopez, representing CA Assemblymember Monique Limón; John Fowler, PSHH President & CEO; Elijah Ettenger representing Congressman Salud Carbajal; Maribel Veronica, JDLR Applicant; Christina Pizzaro representing State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson; PSHH board members, Karol Schulkin and Vito Gioiello


Santa Barbara, Calif., May 1, 2017 – Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) held a lottery drawing on Wednesday, April 26 at Santa Barbara City Hall to determine the order in which qualified applicants will be processed to determine residency for 40 new apartments at the Jardin de las Rosas affordable housing complex, which will open later this fall.


Applicant names were drawn individually from a tumbler by PSHH board members, representatives from the offices of CA Assemblymember Monique Limón, Congressman Salud Carbajal, and State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, as well as City of Santa Barbara employees. Also in attendance to witness the exciting lottery were development and funding partners.


More than 500 households submitted a pre-application for the beautiful new apartments, requiring the household rent-to-income ratio not to exceed 60 percent.


“We’re excited to start providing hardworking local families with the opportunity to live in a beautifully designed, convenient and safe environment,” said John Fowler, PSHH President and CEO. “Jardin de las Rosas is ideally located near downtown Santa Barbara; residents can walk to work, are near public transportation and shopping, while also close to recreational and weekend activities. It enables families to work and live in the same place without a time consuming and costly commute.”


Jardin de las Rosas is currently under construction and scheduled for completion in the fall. It is located at 510 N. Salsipuedes St., Santa Barbara, in a priority housing overlay zone that was identified through the community input process.  As a result, it is one of the first projects approved through the City’s pilot program under the new ordinance, and a key implementation action of the City’s General Plan.


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About PSHH

Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award-winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, veterans, the disabled, and the formerly homeless. With nearly 1,200 self-help homes completed and nearly 1,800 rental units developed, PSHH is the largest affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. For more information on Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit, email or phone (805) 781-3088.


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