Affordable Housing

18
Jun

On Saturday, June 14, KFRN reporter Suong Tran talked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Erin Rank. The interview, aired on the station’s “Focus on the Issues” program, covered everything from current building projects, Habitat’s extensive network of volunteers, and the ReStores, to home remodel projects, sustainable L.A. housing and how to become a Habitat Partner Homeowner. Click below to listen to the full interview on the KFRN family radio network in Long Beach CA and learn more about everything HFH GLA: Listen to the KFRN interview

23
May

Written by Spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week,  Holly Robinson Peete Growing up my parents instilled in me the importance of giving back. To this day, one of my favorite quotes is, “service is the rent that we pay for living” by Marian Wright Edelman. Rodney and I work hard at raising our kids to be service-minded and one of the ways we do this is through example. I have been blessed to be able to lend my name in support of many wonderful organizations that work to improve the lives of women and children. Habitat for Humanity’s work in this area is empowering and necessary. A home provides a safe place for children to grow up confidently and thrive academically. Each year, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Habitat for Humanity’s National Women ...

03
May

We would like to give a special thanks to everyone, celebrities and fans alike, who came out and participated in the 5th Anniversary of our General Hospital Fan Build Day. We have been receiving such wonderful feedback that we decided to share! This was a letter we received ...

27
Apr

Claudia Otis is a Habitat forHumanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) partner homeowner who continues to volunteer with us. She and her daughter, Jessica, joined us for the 5th Anniversary of the General Hospital Fan Build Day, where she not only built homes alongside members of the General Hospital cast, but also shared her story with the volunteers. Claudia was kind enough to share this experience with us:   My daughter, Jessica, and I attended the 5th Anniversary of the General Hospital Fan Build Day in Lynwood on Saturday, March 8thand we had a great time. It was a very memorable experience that greatly influenced both my daughter and I.  The actors were ...

26
Mar

We were thrilled when The Texas Tenors contacted us and offered their volunteer support while in Los Angeles last month.  Band members JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen rose to fame on America’s Got Talent and have been touring ever since so you can imagine how excited we were to have them come out and spend their day off helping us build. The guys traded in their microphones and cowboy hats for hammers and nails to provide hands on help at our Lynwood construction site, where we are currently constructing seven new affordable, sustainable homes. Those generous cowboys spent their Saturday helping us weather proof the framed homes.  No easy task.And after a long day of hard labor, JC, Marcus and John stuck around to hand out CDs to the other volunteers, take photos and they also ...

10
Feb

We want to thank Edison International for partnering with us to eliminate substandard housing since 1992 and for creating this beautiful video for us to share.  The Lopez family has been in their Habitat home for two years and they are thriving, as you will see.Related Posts:Edison Int'l Employees Lend a Helping HandGomes Family Receives Keys to their Habitat HomeThe Unforgettable Moment when a Family Receives their Keys

09
Jan

Here at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) volunteers are the nuts and bolts of our organization. Many of them have extraordinary skills and talents that we put to good use throughout the year. Some help us to build beautiful homes and others, like Ned Shapiro, help elevate our special events. Ned came to us in 2010 via the Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA). You may recognize him because since then he has become a fixture at all of our big build events handling parking, directional signage and other important logistics. Ned’s story is currently being featured on the LMGA website. Please click HEREand read all about how fortunate we are that Ned has made his home with ...

05
Dec

Giveback Homes

Guest blog post by the Giveback Homes team:Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals and families in need of homes throughout Latin America. The company has so far been working with Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua to provide safe, decent homes for families who would otherwise be living in structures made of wood scraps and plastic tarps. Members of Giveback Homes (real estate agents and mortgage brokers) donate a portion of their commission to the cause, and 100% of their contributions go directly to the field in Nicaragua. On their most recent trip to ...

05
Dec

Sylvia Bautista shares another beautiful story about giving keys to a deserving family in the City of South Gate just a few days before Thanksgiving.I had the pleasure of giving Patricia Ybarra the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity home in South Gate, California on Friday, November 22nd.  Patricia has faced many obstacles throughout her life, as have many of our partner homeowners, yet she was determined to purchase a safe home for she and her kids. Completing her sweat equity hours became ...

25
Nov

Grateful for Local Teacher Pat Genovese for her Advocacy

Pat Genovese, a teacher at Notre Dame Academy Elementary, has been supporting our annual Act! Speak! Build! Week for many years. She and her students are great advocates for Habitat for Humanity’s mission and have done a great deal to raise awareness for affordable housing. Last year we were thrilled when Habitat World Magazine chose to feature her in its World Habitat Day issue.We love Pat's creativity and commitment to educating her students on the importance of affordable housing.

This year for World Habitat Day Pat created this adorable video and once again we are so impressed.