FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Barbara, Calif., May 12, 2020 – This month, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) received a generous gift of $20,000, from the Santa Barbara Foundation. This gift will support the Resident Assistance Fund, which provides direct financial support to residents living at PSHH properties with medical, food, and utility emergencies.
“Although our region is opening up again after modifications to the statewide shelter at home orders, we are still seeing our families experiencing deep financial need,” said John Fowler, PSHH President & CEO. “We are so grateful for the Santa Barbara Foundation’s generous support for our organization and for the Resident Assistance Fund.”
This gift was made through the Santa Barbara Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Effort, which is providing over $1 million in assistance to individuals, families, and organizations actively helping members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the effects of the coronavirus change daily life for communities across the Central Coast, PSHH’s Resident Assistance Fund allows PSHH, in the most flexible and effective way, to support any of their 5,000 residents who find themselves in urgent financial need. To learn more about the Resident Assistance Fund or make a gift, visit pshhc.org/resident-assistance-fund.
About The Santa Barbara Foundation
The Santa Barbara Foundation exists for one reason – to improve the lives of the residents and the vibrancy of the unique and diverse communities throughout Santa Barbara County. This is achieved by mobilizing Santa Barbara county’s best resources – the people, knowledge, and desire for change and improvement. As a leader and partner, the Santa Barbara Foundation gathers people to address the communities’ most pressing needs. Their goal is to harness the intellectual and philanthropic resources available and invest in solutions to the problems that challenge our community.
About Peoples’ Self-Help Housing
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 working households, seniors, veterans, 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 and Ventura counties, manages nearly 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. For more information, visit pshhc.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (805) 781-3088.
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