Summer Holly Lane
In August 2023, the first walls went up on the Summer Holly Lane home ownership project in Nipomo where 10 two-story homes will be built by owner-builders.
SLO County Housing Trust Fund is a proud participant in affordable housing in SLO County and provided the loan funding for the land acquisition for this People's Self Help Housing (PSHH) development.
All 10 families selected to move into homes at Summer Holly Lane Homes make below 80% of the area median income for their family size — usually between $50,000 and $60,000 a year according to PSHH.
The families were selected by lottery in January 2022 from a pool of 279 applicants over a three-week application period.
While the idea of a sweat equity program is nothing new to PSHH, the Nipomo project marks the first time a builder has taken advantage of San Luis Obispo County’s workforce housing ordinance. Passed by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors in 2016, the ordinance allows for the development of residential buildings on commercially zoned lots.