Introducing the Peoples’ Self-Help Housing IDEA Commission

Introducing the Peoples’ Self-Help Housing IDEA Commission
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Source: PSHH

The Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) IDEA Commission (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action), is a staff led effort to promote opportunities and to ensure that all voices related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the organization are heard.

The Commission, originally formed in early 2019, comprises PSHH staff and board members who exemplify leadership in the realm of inclusion and are dedicated to racial justice and equity.

“We are committed to moving the needle with meaningful and measurable change” said CEO & President Ken Trigueiro “I see many opportunities to enrich our organization and with the help of the IDEA Commission, we are creating safe spaces for candid, and intentional conversations.”

Since its formation, the IDEA Commission has been organizing company-wide meetings , named Thursday’s IDEA, which bring staff together for moderated conversations on topics related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and action, have been creating professional development opportunities, and have been alerting staff to topic related documentaries, sharing academic papers around research and best practices learned and book club suggestions.

To learn more about the initiatives of the PSHH IDEA Commission, visit

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, farmworkers, 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, Ventura and Monterey counties, manages nearly 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. For more information, visit, email or phone (805) 781-3088.

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