Karol Schulkin MSW has been appointed to the board of directors of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, it was announced by board president Dieter Eckert, M.D.
Schulkin is a Homeless Services Program Coordinator for the County of Ventura Human Services Agency. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and also serves on the boards of Eleos Foundation of Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Housing Works, and the Ventura County Homeless & Housing Coalition. She has been a member of the Immaculate Heart Community for over 40 years.
Schulkin holds a bachelor of education degree from Florida State University and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Chicago.
She received the Human Services Agency Director’s Excellence Award in 2007, United Way’s Douglas Shively Award and Soroptomist International’s Making a Difference for Women Award in 2006, and the NASW’s Public Citizen of the Year award in 2002.
“I’m excited to serve on this mission driven organization which has such a strong history of providing very affordable, well-managed housing along the Central Coast. With the opening this winter of the remodeled El Patio Hotel in Ventura, PSHH will offer much needed single room occupancy (SRO) units right here in Ventura County.”
Founded in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization that develops affordable housing and community facilities for low-income households and homeownership opportunities for working families and special needs populations, such as seniors, the disabled, and the formerly homeless. With over 1,100 homes completed and over 1,300 rental units developed and now managed by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, PSHH is the premiere affordable housing developer on the Central Coast, with offices in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Peoples’ is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.