Help Turn a House into a Home

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Help Turn a House into a Home
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Source: PSHH

This December, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) will be opening a new property called Heath House. Located on Sola Street, the historic building was formerly a community valued AIDS hospice but is no longer in use. Earlier this year PSHH purchased the property, with plans for an extensive restoration and rehabilitation. 

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to restore this historic property and to bring more much-needed permanent affordable housing to the city of Santa Barbara,” said Ken Trigueiro, CEO & President of PSHH. “Heath House is truly one-of-a-kind and we look forward to welcoming our new residents home in a few short weeks.”

Once complete, Heath House will provide housing for formerly homeless women in the area. The two-story, 2500 square-foot home will be comprised of seven bedrooms, five-bathrooms, multiple common areas, and a shared kitchen and dining room. PSHH will also provide onsite supportive services, including case management, counseling, education programs, and compassionate property management – all free of charge for the residents.  

Over the next month, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing are looking for generous community donations to help raise $50,000 to complete the furnishings and provide kitchenware, bedding, and other household essentials for our new residents. 

To support the women of Heath House, you can make your generous gift at To learn more about the property, watch our Property Promo. 

About Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) 
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 households, working families, 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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grumpie Nov 11, 2020 01:21 PM
Help Turn a House into a Home

Alice Heath would be proud. She was an amazing woman dedicated to helping those in our community.

REX OF SB Nov 11, 2020 06:04 PM
Help Turn a House into a Home

Agreed, Grumpie. I knew Alice and she was a true angel. I'm glad PSSH has continued her name with this "new" house. I'm also happy that AIDS research has come such a long way that an AIDS end-of-life house is no longer necessary.

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