Peoples’ Self-Help Housing to Establish Onsite Learning Centers at Two New Affordable Housing Projects with $60,000 Grant from the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Calif., July 24, 2017— Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) will establish onsite learning centers at two of its new affordable housing projects with help from a recent $60,000 grant awarded by the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara.


PSHH creates affordable housing, educational, health and self-sufficiency opportunities for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura communities. The learning centers will provide bilingual tutoring and coaching for resident youth and adults at Jardin de las Rosas Apartments in Santa Barbara and Villa la Esperanza in Goleta. 


“At PSHH, we not only help families in need find an affordable place to live, but we also provide our residents with educational opportunities and ways to increase income potential and career advancement,” said John Fowler, PSHH President and CEO. “We are pleased that the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara recognizes the significance of providing learning centers conveniently accessed onsite.” 


Both Learning Centers will be completed later this year. The new 40-unit affordable housing complex, Jardin de las Rosas Apartments in Santa Barbara, is located at 510 N. Salsipuedes Street. The second affordable housing project, Villa la Esperanza, is located at 131 S Kellogg in Goleta, currently undergoing an $18 million renovation that will include a new community building and increase the total number of units from 75 to 83.


PSHH offers educational programs at most of their sites in the tri-county region. These include the afterschool Youth Education and Enhancement Program, Youth Literacy Program, College Club, Working Neighborhoods Initiative, and Adult Literacy and Workforce Readiness Program. 


About PSHH

Founded in 1970, PSHH is an award-winning nonprofit 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 almost 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 about Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, visit, email communications@pshhc.orgor call (805) 781-3088.

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