Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is the general partner and nonprofit developer of the addition which will consist of four two-story buildings, which will include youth education rooms, offices, community meeting space, playground, 19 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom units apartments.

The public is invited to the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, May 3, at 11:30 the construction site at 1305 Dahlia Court in Carpinteria. Carpooling is encouraged; limited street parking is available. A light lunch will be provided following the ceremony. The ground breaking ceremony will also recognize the visionary donors to our Campaign of Hope to support the affordable housing projects at Dahlia Court and the Camper Park (Casas de las Flores): All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, City of Carpinteria, Looker Foundation, NeighborWorks America, Outhwaite Family Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and other individual donors.

Estimated to be completed in spring 2013, Peoples’ Self-Housing is acting as general contractor under the supervision of PSHH Rental Development Department Director John W. Kukulka and Construction Director Jim Hurst. Project architecture is by CSA Architects of Santa Barbara. Financing is provided by California Community Reinvestment Corporation, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, City of Carpinteria, County of Santa Barbara, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Merritt Community Capital Corporation, Montecito Bank & Trust, and Rabobank.

Founded in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is a charitable non-profit organization with offices in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Its mission is to provide affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income seniors, and other special needs groups on California’s Central Coast. Peoples’ has developed and now manages 1,350 affordable rental units in 20 communities. It has also helped 1,150 low income households build and own their first home.

Reservation are requested by calling Peoples’ Santa Barbara office at (805) 962-5152 x220 or email For information about making a donation to the project call (805) 962-5152 x227 or email


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