Affordable Housing


Looking to spruce up your home or office with some new flooring? Habitat LA has partnered with Cali Bamboo Flooring for its Green Flooring Initiative, 2014 Green Floor Hand Up. Cali Bamboo Flooring has selected Habitat LA as the beneficiary of its 2014 Green Floor Hand Up initiative to celebrate the launch of their new Rustic line of Fossilized bamboo flooring. For every square foot of the new Rustic line sold in 2014, Cali Bamboo will donate a square foot of sustainable bamboo flooring to our ReStores, which benefits the families we serve in the greater Los Angeles area! We are extremely grateful to Cali Bamboo for their commitment to building affordable and sustainable housing. Cali Bamboo’s Rustic line of Fossilized® bamboo flooring comes in two colors: Beachwood, a fresh whitewash hue, and Barnwood, a deep, dark walnut color, both ...


Posted by Sylvia Bautista, Homeowner Relations Case Manager & Proud Habitat Homeowner: This week we celebrated World Habitat Day (WHD), a day set aside annually to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter, and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing. For me it’s a day where words travel through social media, word of mouth, and people’s hearts about the importance of affordable housing. This year’s World Habitat Day was especially inspiring, since I had an opportunity to participate in six home dedications. Habitat LA staff and board members visited families and dedicated homes in the City of Long Beach. Through these dedications and home visits, I had the opportunity to see the true impact affordable housing has on families, children, and our community. Mr. Chanto, lives with his wife and two daughters in a beautiful Spanish style home. ...


Guest Blog Post by Kim McManus, International Pastor, Mosaic LA and Habitat LA board member Today, Monday, October 6th, is World Habitat Day, a day dedicated by the United Nations to recognize the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for over one billion people.  To help fight this problem, I am in Vietnam with several others from greater Los Angeles to build Habitat homes for low income families.  Over the last six years, I have traveled to Haiti, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, and throughout greater Los Angeles seeking to put God’s love into action to build homes, communities, and hope. One thing I have learned from my experiences is that every donation to Habitat LA makes such a difference in the lives of families in need.  The Ramirez family is just one example.  For ...


World Habitat Day. When Maslow created his Hierarchy of Needs, the foundation for a human to achieve self-actualization is rooted in basic needs: food, air, shelter. That was in 1943. Fast forward to 2014, we are still struggling for those basic needs. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the UN for taking this day to recognize the need for basic & sustainable housing for all people around the world. I have been working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for the past five years. I’ve been blessed to see the sheer joy and triumph in a new homeowner’s face while they are working on what will become “Their Home”. As I built alongside a homeowner during this year’s annual Power Women ...


Monday, October 6, 2014 is World Habitat Day and you may be asking yourself, “What is World Habitat Day?” World Habitat Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for so many. This annual recognition began in 1985 when The United Nations General Assembly declared that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is a day of grassroots action and education on why housing is so important. At Habitat LA, we know that housing is the foundation for so many more important things in life like education, employment, physical and mental health. We want you, however, to hear this firsthand from a partner homeowner, a teacher and someone who has built with us overseas. This is why in ...


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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...