Peoples' Self-Help Housing expands offices in SLO

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, a nonprofit that helps low-income families and individuals find and build affordable housing, recently opened expanded corporate offices in San Luis Obispo.

Although the organization had moved 14 years ago to 3533 Empleo St., the offices had never been updated or expanded, said Rochelle Rose, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Fund Development Director.

So the recent 900-square-foot expansion — bringing the total square footage to just over 2,000 square feet — was “a long time coming,” she said.

The updated space features more cubicles, new computers, improved security and designated areas for the nonprofit’s different departments, Rose said. The expansion also removed the need for any of the 25 to 30 employees who work there to share offices, she said.

“This is a great improvement for us,” Rose said. “We are definitely happy that we are able to stay headquartered in the city where we started (Peoples’ Self-Help Housing) almost 45 years ago.”

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing owns 45 properties in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, Rose said, including another administrative office in Santa Barbara.

The expansion cost about $987,000, she said.