2006

August 2006

Media Contacts: Julie Campbell, Wells Fargo (916) 440-4588 campbeju@wellsfargo.com
Chris Davis, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, (805) 687-3322 cd@surfmedia.com

Wells Fargo Promotes the Work of
Peoples' Self-Help Housing in Eight Locations

San Luis Obispo, CA, August 21, 2006—Peoples’ Self Help Housing (PSHH), a nonprofit affordable housing organization, announced that Wells Fargo is running a fundraising drive/promotion in eight of their stores for PSHH, August through September. In-store materials and recognition cards, for those who make donations, will be displayed in each store as well.

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s Focus on Communities Program also recently launched a one-for-one “Challenge Grant” of up to $50,000 for PSHH. The “Challenge Grant” is made through the Focus on Communities program, which develops affordable home ownership opportunities. The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation designed the Focus on Communities program to help local housing organizations. In turn, this reduces an organization’s dependency on the decreasing pool of government funds.

“We will continue to support the work of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. Our team members also feel personally connected to the work through their volunteerism and the efforts that each store makes to help raise money for this worthy organization. This challenge grant is another way to get the business community involved in making affordable housing available,” said Erica Huntzinger, Market President for Santa Maria.

“We also hope that providing information in our stores about the important work of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing will lead to further support from the community; now, and in the future,” said Huntzinger.

“Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation have consistently and actively supported affordable housing on the Central Coast and the work of Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. We are deeply appreciative of their commitment and generosity in conducting this in-store promotional campaign,” said Jeanette Duncan, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Executive Director.

Store Locations are:

Grover Beach, 1580 West Grand Ave
Santa Maria, Main Branch, 407 E. Main
Santa Maria, 1450 South Broadway
Lompoc, 645 West Central Ave.
Paso Robles, 546 Spring Street
San Luis Obispo, 665 Marsh St.
San Luis Obispo, 3900 S Broad St.
Morro Bay, 730 Quintana Rd.

Peoples' Self-Help Housing is an award winning non-profit organization with 36 years of experience developing affordable housing and community facilities for low-income and special needs households along the California’s Central Coast. With over 1000 ownership homes completed and over 1200 rental units owned and managed by Peoples’, PSHH continues to strengthen its reputation and leadership position as the premiere affordable housing and community developer on the Central Coast. PSHH is committed to developing vibrant neighborhoods, building attractive, high quality housing and to providing innovative community services, so their residents have every possible opportunity to succeed in life. www.pshhc.org.

Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company with $500 billion in assets, providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance to more than 23 million customers from more than 6,200 stores and the internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and elsewhere internationally. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the highest credit-rated bank in the U.S., receiving an “Aaa” by Moody’s Investors Service – its top credit rating – and “AA+” by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.