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

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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. …

Laserfiche Works to Build a Better Long Beach

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Last month, 25 associates from a software company, Laserfiche, joined Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for a team build day in  Long Beach. While the team learned that building software is very different from building homes, they used different tools, including hammers, nails and paintbrushes to help create safe, decent, and affordable housing for families. “Volunteers …

Hollywood Build 2018: ‘Raises the Roof” and Walls

2018 Hollywood Build - Power Women Power Tools

The stars were shining bright at our two-day Hollywood Build event last month, made possible in partnership with lead sponsor Chico’s FAS, Inc. and its family of brands – Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma. More than 400 volunteers joined Habitat LA in raising walls, funds and awareness surrounding the pressing need for affordable housing in the greater Los Angeles …

Happy Fiscal New Year!

2017-18 Fiscal Year End

It’s our fiscal New Year, and we have much to celebrate at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA)! In fiscal year 2017-2018 we celebrated our 28th year, finished our 800th home, raised more than $8 Million to continue building homes, community and hope. We expanded our territory to serve a geography spanning nearly 85 percent of Los Angeles County …

Building A Birthday Tradition

Pearl Ho Birthday Build

For the fifth consecutive year Pearl Ho, along with a group of her friends, celebrated her birthday in a unique setting: on a Habitat LA build site. “I grew up in a family that believes in giving back to our community. Each year, we hold an annual family reunion weekend and we devote one of the days to community service. I …

Corporations Coming Together to Care for a Neighbor in Need

In Los Angeles County, nearly 25 percent of residents live below the poverty line, and many live in substandard housing conditions. To address this need, the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) Home Repair Program aims to alleviate critical health and safety issues for our neighbors who are elderly, disabled, veterans, natural disaster victims and/or low-income homeowners. …