To build and preserve housing for people vital to our community
We are a local nonprofit organization addressing the lack of low- and moderately priced housing that is essential to retaining and enhancing the vitality and character of our rural community. We facilitate activity to provide rental, home ownership and nontraditional housing opportunities for unskilled, skilled and professional workforces, families and senior citizens.
Our primary goal is to make small-town living accessible to a diverse group of people.
We are committed to utilizing innovative strategies to create a range of housing opportunities, while striving to meet and exceed resource conservation requirements.
Construction Project Manager Larry Vermeulen Education has been an important part of the Brenkle Court project.
OTSH: Our Role in the Community
Identify in-fill opportunities. Find creative solutions for building housing to keep our workers, teachers and first responders in St. Helena.
Partner with sellers, local government, other housing non-profits, and the private sector to preserve existing rental stock at affordable levels.
Help people understand the importance of maintaining a diverse and vital community. Every demographic contributes to the greater good.
Eight Families are Building their Own homes
Eight local families began construction on their homes at 684 McCorkle Avenue on July 13, 2019. This is a self-help housing program, and the homeowners are responsible for 65% of the work building their homes.
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963 Pope Street
We began to see changes that were affecting the character of St. Helena. Families could no longer afford to live here.