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Pacific Premier Announced $15,000 Toward Paso Robles Residents Evicted from Hazardous Living Conditions

12/2/2019

Grandview Apartments is a 54-unit complex spread over five buildings that can house at least 200 tenants in Paso Robles, Ca. The complex has been in disarray for many years with mold, sewage backups, and vermin infestations as a result of neglect. Recently, the apartment owners made the decision to close the unsafe property and evict the tenants, many of which are low-income families including 62 school-aged children.

Joining forces with Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH), a local nonprofit organization, Pacific Premier Bank announced a $15,000 gift to PSHH’s Grandview Emergency Appeal fund that will assist the evicted Grandview Apartments residents. Pacific Premier is proud to support the displaced residents, effectively doubling the fund total to $30,000.

“This amazing gift from Pacific Premier Bank will bring more than a little relief to these desperate people.” said President & CEO of PSHH, John Fowler. “Given the lack of affordable housing in the area, it will at least allow for some dignity to be restored as we look for long term solutions.”

Led by PSHH, the Grandview Emergency Appeal fund will help the tenants buy new housing supplies, pay for deposits on other apartments, or pay for hotel stays while they find new housing during the holiday season.

“We’re proud to join Peoples’ Self-Help Housing in providing supportive housing services to these displaced Paso Robles families,” said Pacific Premier’s Robert Osterbauer, EVP / Regional President. “We wish those impacted a safe and peaceful holiday season.”  

About PSHH

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, veterans, those living with disabilities and the formerly homeless. It also provides homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat equity” program that has seen over 1,200 homes successfully completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, manages over 1,900 rental units, and employs nearly 200 staff members. For more information, visit pshhc.org, email [email protected] or phone (805) 781-3088.

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