Updated: Donations for evicted Grand View tenants reach over $30,000
Update posted Nov. 26
–Local community members and businesses have been donating to help support the evicted tenants of grand view Apartments. Earlier this week, Pacific premier Bank “doubled the fund” bringing the total number of donations to over 30k.
With 64 households impacted by the evictions, and 38 families with still no place to go, People’s Self Help Housing is asking the community to please continue to lend support and spread the word.
The Grandview Emergency Appeal will provide support for:
– relocation assistance
– temporary accommodation expenses
– replacement costs of clothing and bedding
– food expenses during displacement
– ongoing medical and mental health services
Original story posted Nov. 16
People’s Self Help Housing seeking donations to help aid evicted Grand View tenants
–Peoples’ Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has launched an emergency aid appeal to assist the dozens of soon to be evicted families, which include 62 school-aged children, who until recently lived in the Grand View Apartments in Paso Robles home. To make a donation, click here.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to halt, or at least extend the eviction process, 36 families will now lose their housing between Thanksgiving and Christmas, without a place to go, according to PSHH.
“I am outraged and appalled about the situation and the events leading up to it,” said John Fowler, President & CEO of PSHH. To include his organization’s own refused market-rate offer to purchase the badly neglected property, area advocates have made many attempts to alleviate the plight of the Paso Robles families. “As disappointed as I am, and wish this could be resolved differently,” continued Fowler, “we are fully committed to doing everything possible to continue to stand by these vulnerable households in this terrible circumstance.”
PSHH is asking the generous Paso Robles community and beyond for their help. The Grand View Tenants Emergency Appeal needs support for relocation assistance to address temporary accommodation expenses, security deposits, replacement costs of clothing and bedding, food expenses during displacement and ongoing medical and mental health services.
Pledging his organization’s full commitment, Fowler said, “In all my years in the housing sector, I have never been so dismayed. PSHH and other advocacy groups have already and continue to, dedicate time and organizational resources to this shocking situation, but it is now time to bring a compassionate end to an utterly inhumane situation – so please help these vulnerable families today and make a generous donation. Especially as we come upon the holiday and giving season as we reflect on our own fortune.”