Our Mission

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.

      OTSH: Our Role in the Community

      Create Housing

      Identify in-fill opportunities. Find creative solutions for building housing to keep our workers, teachers and first responders in St. Helena.

      Preserve Housing

      Partner with sellers, local government, other housing non-profits, and the private sector to preserve existing rental stock at affordable levels.

      Public Education

      Help people understand the importance of maintaining a diverse and vital community. Every demographic contributes to the greater good.


      The Socioeconomics

      We began to see changes that were affecting the character of St. Helena. Families could no longer afford to live here.

      our town st helena: Bertha a brenkle court homeowner building her own home

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      We're Making a Difference

      I have lived and worked in St. Helena since 1982. Building my own house here is a dream come true!
      our town st helena building affordable housing
      Bertha Delgadillo
      Brenkle Court Homeowner