As the year comes to a close, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing’s (PSHH) extends gratitude to the community partners who came together to celebrate its 50th anniversary. PSHH also is making an appeal for donations to mark the golden milestone.

PSHH has launched its 2020 appeal to provide a year-end opportunity to donate to the services and programming that support the more than 5,000 residents who call a PSHH house, home.

“We want to thank our supporters for their vision and generosity over the past 50 years,” said Ken Trigueiro, CEO/president. “Our community and partners have made this first half century of our history possible, and we look forward to their continued partnership over the next 50.”

Though the global pandemic made the original plans to mark its 50th anniversary substantially different, PSHH was still able to observe the milestone with creative, virtual solutions. Some highlights included an all-staff, online day of celebration; the community campaign Building Together; and the publication of two commemorative books.

To learn more about Peoples’ Self-Help Housing and make a gift in support of its 50th anniversary, visit

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.

PSHH also provides homeownership opportunities through a self-help, sweat equity program that has seen some 1,200 homes completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Monterey counties, manages nearly 2,000 rental units, and employs some 200 staff members.

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