Federal Funding at Risk

Over 340 Habitat leaders, volunteers and homeowners from across the country came together to advocate for affordable housing in Washington, D.C. in February. Representatives of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) joined this effort and shared with elected officials that the proposed federal cuts will worsen the affordable housing crisis facing Los Angeles County and other communities …

You Need New Kitchen Cabinets!

Remodeling? Our ReStores sell new kitchen cabinets and every purchase goes towards helping Habitat LA further our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Shop with us and you’ll get a great deal on new cabinets as well as do a great deed for our communities! On Trend! Extremely popular Shaker style, available in white or espresso …

Thrivent Financial Helps House Seven Local Families

Generosity is often an expression of faith and Habitat LA is so grateful for the strength of Thrivent Financials’ faith and kindness. The extremely gracious financial planning organization helps Christians to be wise with their money. For more than a decade, Thrivent Financial has partnered with Habitat LA, along with other Habitat affiliates across the United States and around the …

February Volunteer of the Month

Habitat LA is happy to announce Lolita Pizarro as our Volunteer of the Month. Lolita responded to a Habitat LA ad in 2009, requesting office help and nine years later, Lolita has become a vital asset to our volunteer team. Her hard work and commitment to the job have made her a valuable resource to the department. After working with …

Ultimate Players Make Ultimate Volunteers

Often when small groups want to participate in the building of Habitat for Humanity homes, there is an initial stumbling block – fundraising. Volunteer “Build Days” for groups of 20-25 people include a fundraising element in which the group commits to raise $5,000 together to cover material expenses for the fun and engaging day of service. Recently, LA OUT (Los …

“I love that this organization brings out the best in people.”

It takes a lot of people with different skills to accomplish our goal at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA): to change lives by building homes. The members of our community who are working at the Henderson build site in Long Beach recently shared their insights and experiences. Owning a home can have an amazing effect on …

Estate Planning Resource Fair

On Saturday, February 10th, Thrivent Investment Management will be hosting an Estate Planning Seminar (Estate Planning – Remembering your Children, Churches & Charities) at the Bethany Lutheran Church (4644 Clark Ave, Long Beach 90808). There will be a resource fair with representatives from organizations that include Habitat for Humanity, Long Beach Rescue Mission, New Hope Grief Support Community and Christian Outreach …

Visions Paint Recycling, Inc. donates over 10,000 gallons of paint to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in natural disaster areas.

When recent natural disasters in Florida, Texas and California occurred, Jerry Noel, owner of Visions Paint Recycling, Inc., reached out to the local Habitat affiliates with an offer they gratefully accepted. “We are open to helping out any Habitat affiliate, no matter their location. Together we can rebuild these damaged homes and provide some hope to Habitat homeowners,” said Jerry. …

January Volunteer of the Month

Jose Carrillo is our January 2018 Volunteer of the Month. Jose was selected by the Bellflower ReStore staff for his outstanding work and friendly attitude. According to Ian McGough, ReStore Manager, “He is a great volunteer, who works hard every day.” Jose joined the volunteer team in 2015. At 28 years old, Jose was managing a small store and sought …

Building the Beloved Community

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By Jonathan Reckford and Erin Rank Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent life and deserves the …