Our History

We saw the housing shortage coming ten years ago

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Creating New Housing Opportunities 
for St. Helena

We recognized that St. Helena was becoming unaffordable for families, for those who worked in our vineyards, hospitality and retail sectors, for first responders, teachers and healthcare workers. In the last few years even professionals have been priced out of housing in our town. 

St. Helena was no longer affordable for families

As a group of longtime residents, we recognized that St. Helena was no longer affordable for families, for those who worked in our vineyards and retail sector, for first responders, teachers and healthcare workers. In the last few years even professionals have been priced out of housing in our town.

The results were measurable

Declining school enrollment and retail shops closing. Memberships in our civic organizations dwindling. Employers unable to find and retain employees. The character and structure of our town were changing. It became our goal to initiate activity to provide rental units, home ownership and nontraditional housing opportunities for the unskilled, skilled and professional workforces that are vital to the character, safety and wellbeing of our community.