2018 Los Angeles Builders Ball® Host Committee Spotlight: Michelle Meghrouni

Michelle Meghrouni has been involved with Habitat LA for several years; however, her commitment to ending homelessness and advocating for affordable housing goes back decades. We feel very fortunate to have Michelle as a member of our Board of Directors and equally thrilled that she is returning to serve on our Builders Ball Host Committee for the fourth time. Michelle …

Griffin Capital Hosts Employee ‘Day of Service’

Griffin Capital Day of Service 2018

On June 20, 2018, nearly 40 employees from the Griffin Capital Company, LLC (Griffin Capital) El Segundo office participated in a day of volunteer service, building affordable housing in Culver City with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA).  The build day was part of the Griffin Charitable Initiative and marks the third time that the firm has …

New Habitat ReStore Hosts NAPO Business Partner Showcase

Our newest ReStore, located in Los Angeles on La Brea Ave., hosted a Business Partner Showcase presented by the LA chapter of National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO-LA). The showcase connected business partners that help professional organizers, productivity consultants and their clients gain control of clutter, attain efficiency and bring order to their homes, offices and lives. Tanisha …

Thank You August Volunteer of the Month, Pok Khem

Pok Khem, our August Volunteer of the Month, has been helping Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) since October 2017. He first started volunteering through a build day with his company and returned after seeing the direct impact his work would have on families who needed permanent housing. According to Pok, “I was hooked on the first day.” …

The Habitat House Always Wins at St. Monica’s 9th Annual Casino Night

On August 11, 2018, St. Monica’s will host its 9th annual Casino Night fundraiser! All event proceeds will support the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) Catholic Coalition and Habitat LA’s ten-home community in Culver City. The Casino Night offers attendees the opportunity to experience an evening of live music, dancing, food, casino-style games, a cash bar, and raffles.  …

Building Greener Communities with Southern California Edison & GRID Alternatives

Southern California Edison (SCE) volunteers joined nonprofit organization, GRID Alternatives, to install solar panels pro bono for four Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) partner families in Montebello this past July. The Ramos, Limon, Jefferson and Duarte/Terronez families were thrilled to have the opportunity to add solar panels to their homes and lower their electric bills. The …

The Cast of HBO’s New Hit Show “Insecure” Hits the Construction Site

Insecure 2018

The cast of HBO’s new hit show, Insecure,volunteered last month on the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) build site in Culver City. Cast member, Yvonne Orji (Molly), attended Habitat LA’s Power Women, Power Tools® Build in 2017 and was inspired to get the entire cast involved this year. Habitat LA partner homeowner Jemeel Powell joined the Insecure cast to work …

Housing Experts In The House

On Saturday June 23, Darrell Simien, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) Senior Vice President of Community Development, contributed his expertise to a panel discussion during a housing summit and resource fair at El Camino College in Torrance. The Keynote speaker was Senator Jim Beall, Chair of Housing Committee and author of the $4 billion housing bond …

Wildfire Repair Brings the Community Together!

In December 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) announced the affiliate’s territory expansion, including the Antelope, Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. At this same time the Creek Fire raged through the southland burning over 15,600 acres in LA County and leaving charred ashes where homes once stood. Families lost everything they owned in the fire. …