Peoples' Self-Help Housing CEO and President John Fowler is joined by Chamber Ambassadors and community members to cut the ceremonial ribbon.
Peoples’ Self-Help Housing CEO and President John Fowler is joined by Chamber Ambassadors and community members to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

The Chamber recently helped People’s Self Help Housing celebrate the ground breaking on their latest project in Santa Maria with a ribbon cutting.

The project is the third phase of a longterm effort to provide more affordable housing options in Santa Maria. The site is located near the intersection of South Russell Avenue and West Boone Street. It is part of the Los Adobes de Maria housing development, and will provide apartments for roughly 35 farmworkers and their families.

“We’re excited that this is a project the community really wanted to happen, as a continuation for the support of our farmworker community,” said John Fowler, President/CEO of People’s Self Help Housing.

Fowler says there is a huge need for affordable housing options for all people on the Central Coast, and is pleased his organization can continue to play a role in helping hardworking people have affordable places to live locally.

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau Membership Manager Cara Martinez presents the ceremonial ribbon to Peoples' Self-Help Housing CEO and President John Fowler.
Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau Membership Manager Cara Martinez presents the ceremonial ribbon to Peoples’ Self-Help Housing CEO and President John Fowler.

“We have hundreds of people on the waitlist for this complex, and there’s even more we know of that need housing like this,” Fowler explained. “So while this certainly won’t solve the problem of the housing need here locally, it will certainly help move us in the right direction.”

People’s Self Help Housing provides affordable housing and programs leading to self-sufficiency for low-income families, seniors, and other special needs groups on California’s Central Coast. You can lean more about their newest project here in Santa Maria and other affordable housing options by visiting their website HERE, or calling (805) 781-3088. Watch the video below to hear more from John Fowler, President/CEO of People’s Self Help Housing.