Posted: Oct 28, 2013 4:42 PM by Jeanette Trompeter
Updated: Oct 29, 2013 10:34 AM
Peoples' Self-Help Housing Corporation in San Luis Obispo has received a $1.4 million grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture for a rural development grant.
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) announced the Rural Development grant Monday. They are awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations and public agencies that aid working-class and needy individuals and families in building homes in rural areas. This project will provide technical assistance to help 50 families construct their homes.
"We are thrilled to have been awarded this funding, as it will enable us to assist more low and very low income families attain their dream of homeownership," said Jeanette Duncan, Executive Director of Peoples' Self-Help Housing.
Peoples' Self-Help Housing operates 30 affordable housing complexes in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, provides housing for more than 5,000 low-income adults and children, and has helped more than 1,150 first-time home buyers build and purchase their first home.
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