Through the State’s Project Homekey initiative, an additional $2.75 billion in grants will be available to sustain and rapidly expand housing for diplaced or at risk community members.
Wendy Lewis | President/CEO ECHO
Serving all of San Luis Obispo County, ECHO is a three-facility, 140-bed homeless organization. Lewis has leveraged her experience and expertise to expand ECHO’s reach and fulfill their mission to empower people in SLO County to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services.
Scott Smith | Executive Director of the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo
With a mission to assist the county’s lower income citizens secure and maintain long-term housing, HASLO currently provides housing to more than 7,000 people each month through a variety of programs. Smith is an affordable housing professional that has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, and developed over 2,500 units of homeownership and rental housing throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Ken Trigueiro | President/CEO of People’s Self-Help Housing
With a mission to build permanent, supportive housing with site-based services that offer opportunities to change lives and strengthen communities, People’s Self-Help Housing provides homes to more than 10,000 individuals across San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Ventura Counties. Trigueiro brings experience accumulated through a distinguished 30+ year career in banking and affordable housing.
Krista Jeffries | Stay-at-home mom & advocate
Krista Jeffries is a stay-at-home mom of three who lives in Grover Beach. She got started in community organizing with public art and city beautification, and now works primarily in housing and transportation as a Lead Organizer for YIMBY Action. Krista’s goal is to help make the Central Coast a beautiful, colorful and affordable place with room for everyone to live and grow.