People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has received a $20,000 grant award from Santa Barbara County through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The funding will benefit PSHH’s Supportive Housing Program in Santa Barbara County, which provides free onsite services to PSHH residents.

The Supportive Housing Program currently provides services to some 1,900 households in three counties through free, confidential case management from onsite service providers.

The program also partners with more than 70 area agencies connecting PSHH residents with local resources and area wellness programs. The programs include health screenings, counseling, mental health support, food distribution, rental assistance, and wellness seminars.

The grant will ensure continued programming and will support expanded services to PSHH residents in Santa Barbara County.

“We are so grateful for the generous partnership with the county of Santa Barbara,” said Rick Gulino, PSHH eirector of Neighborhood Development & Resident Services. “This new funding will provide our residents with greater independence, access to resources, and overall support through the care of our Supportive Housing Program.”

The CDBG Program supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. To support community development, activities are identified by the county and the public through the development of the Annual Action Plan.

Activities may address needs such as infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, support services, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, and homeowner assistance. The funds are awarded through local jurisdictions across California.

Learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing and the Supportive Housing Program at