"Without affordable housing, St. Helena will be a town full of second-home owners and strangers."
our town st helena: building affordable housing
Mary Stephenson


“I support Our Town St. Helena projects because they are making a positive impact on our community.”
Roger Trinchero
Trinchero Family Vineyards
“Join me in supporting Our Town St Helena in their efforts to provide necessary affordable workforce housing to all in our community.”
–Joel Toller
Local Realtor

“I have lived and worked in St Helena since 1982. Building my own house here is a dream come true!”
—Bertha Delgadillo
Brenkle Court Homeowner
“Having a roof over your head, a place to call home, somewhere to raise your family and be part of a community is a common goal for all of us. Sadly, many who work and support our town cannot find that here. Our Town St. Helena is working to provide this much-needed housing for these families. I cannot think of a more meaningful organization to support, keeping our town prosperous, generous, diverse and interesting. Please join me in supporting their good work.
-Polly Ogden
Designer and General Building Contractor
“Our waiting list for apartments is 3½ years. We desperately need more housing for working families in St. Helena.”
—Marisol Vargas, Manager, Hunt’s Grove



“I’ve been with Stonebridge, an EAH Housing property, since 2015. We have 80 units that are all income-qualified–some are for very low-income residents. We do not yet know what the impact of COVID will be, but I worry that there will be more families in Napa Valley who will be priced out of the housing market. We now have a 3-4 year waiting list.”
—Anai Ortiz, Lead Resource Coordinator, Resident Services

“We are happy to invest in Our Town St. Helena’s Pope Street project to help maintain a diverse, sustainable community.”
Jim and Stephanie Gamble
“Finding the right staff is challenging. Unfortunately, the people that we rely on to create our thriving tourism industry struggle to live in the community they serve. I am proud to be a Board member of OTSH as we help bring affordable and accessible housing back to St. Helena. We depend on you to help make this work possible.”
 —Justin Sterling
General Manager, Wine Country Inn, OTSH Board Member
“As a local business owner, I know how difficult it can be for employees to find housing. We are grateful that organizations like Our Town St. Helena are helping to fill the gap.”
–Annette Shafer
Owner, Crisp Kitchen & Juice

“Sometimes it felt like we’d never get here. But we stayed focused on our goal, building our new home. This will be the place where our family gathers. It means the world to Eric and me.”
Ana De Haro Martinez
     Brenkle Court Homeowner

“For the first time in her life my daughter has her own room. Moving to our new home has made our lives so much better.”
Ramona Gibb
Single Mom, Local Employee

“I grew up in St. Helena and came back in 2011 with my husband. We both have local businesses and are raising two sons. I love our community and all it has to offer—its schools, rec programs and beautiful outdoor spaces. However, I see that in order to sustain the family life we have St. Helena, we need more full-time residents, and that requires more housing. Housing that is affordable to a wide range of people at all stages of life. The more diverse we are, the stronger our community will be. I want to create opportunities for all to live here and that is why I joined the board of OTSH.”
—Jordan Bentley
Partner Wine Country Consultants, OTSH Board Member
“Our Town St Helena is helping our community by preserving existing and building new housing units for the working families.” 
–Autumn Anderson
City of St. Helena Planning Commissioner

“With centuries of vibrant history behind us, it makes sense to look toward a strong future. Join me in supporting OTSH!”
–Antonia Allegra
Author and Culinary Coach

“I support Our Town St. Helena because they are providing housing for much needed wine industry workers.”
–Doug Shafer
Shafer Vineyards