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Peoples' Self-Help Housing
updated: Sep 04, 2010, 8:30 AM
Peoples' Self-Help Housing progress during the last 40 years has been impressive.The non-profit organization has helped over 1,100 low-incomes households own
their first home with a sweat-equity investment. Peoples' developed and now
manages over 1,300 rental units in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and
Ventura counties with currently over 5,500 residents. Peoples' Self-Help
Housing continues to be committed to developing vibrant neighborhoods,
building safe, attractive, high-quality housing and to provide innovative
supportive services so that their residents develop greater self-sufficiency
and better quality of life. Peoples' continues to strengthen its reputation
and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community
developer in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.
The mission of Peoples' Self-Help Housing is to provide
affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income
families, seniors, and other special needs groups on California's Central
Coast. Visit our website for details or call (805) 781-3088 or (805)962-5152.
40 Days of Celebration for 40 Years of Service
People's Self-Help Housing invites public to a choice of three gala events
Sunday, October 3 at 3 p.m. at the historic Rubin home and gardens
near the Santa Barbara Mission: Enjoy fine wine-tasting, savor gourmet food
and hors d¹oeuvres from Santa Barbara¹s finest caterers and restaurants in
this 1903 American Colonial Revival home. Live music, silent auction, and
short awards ceremony honoring Michael Towbes, Donor of the Year; David Boyd
and Jeanice Lugo, Volunteers of the Year; Santa Barbara Foundation,
Foundation of the Year; and Devlev Peikert, Professional of the Year.
Limited to 100 guests, so reserve early.
Saturday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Edwards Barn, Nipomo: Join
the celebration at the beautifully rustic Edwards Barn. The event will
feature live and silent auctions, live music with Louie Ortega & Amigos,
wine-tasting and a delicious dinner. A short awards ceremony will honor
Wells Fargo Foundation as Foundation of the Year; Lauren Luker of Rae Luker
Architects as Professional of the Year; and Carroll Building Company as
Community Partners of the Year; and Steve Blevins and Emma Lambert as
Volunteers of the Year.
Saturday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Niner Winery: Nestled in the
beautiful hills on Highway 46, this new state-of-the-art winery provides a
picturesque setting for a silent auction, music, gourmet fare, and Niner¹s
award-winning wines. Honored will be Heritage Oaks Bank; Community Partner
of the Year; Arthur Gallagher Insurance as Professional of the Year; and
Hermina Sauberman as Volunteer of the Year. Limited to 75 attendees, so
Tickets for each event is $100 and will also support the
nonprofit's Youth Enhancement Education Programs (YEEP) for low-income
children at Peoples' Self-Help Housing properties.
"We are extremely proud of the difference Peoples' Self-Help
Housing has made in the 25 communities we serve in San Luis Obispo, Santa
Barbara, and Ventura counties," said PSHH Executive Director, Jeanette
Duncan. "For four decades we've been making it possible for low-income
families, seniors, and special need groups to a have an affordable place to
live. A stable home life positively affects every other aspect of their
lives. Households are able to devote more of their income to education,
nutritious food, and medical care. Seeing those thousands of faces happy
families moving into their first home, tenants getting the key to their
affordable apartment, and a homeless person moving from the street or a
shelter has made this a rewarding experience."
Duncan expressed particular appreciation for the three unique
and beautiful venues selected for the more-than-month-long celebration.
"Whether you've supported us in the past or are just getting to know us, we
hope you'll come and enjoy the gorgeous settings, wonderful food and music,
plus exciting auctions that will be a part of each event."
Honorary chair Rona Barrett is television broadcaster, gossip
columnist, and businesswoman .
She founded the Rona Barrett Foundation, a non-profit organization in Santa
Ynez that helps in the housing,
feeding, and caring for elderly people in need. She co-hosted NBC's America
and published Rona Barrett's Hollywood magazine. In 1991, she retired full
time to her Santa Ynez ranch, where she began planting fields of lavender
. Her company is as a producer of
lavender bath, beauty, food and
Honorary Chair Steven Ford has enjoyed a successful acting
career in movies and television for 25 years. Before acting, Ford worked on
the professional rodeo circuit as a team roper. He owns a ranch in San Luis
Obispo. He is sought after nationally as a motivational speaker for
corporate events relating his inspiring experiences during his family's stay
in the White House and his years in Hollywood. He is the third son of former
President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford.
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