Green Housing Initiatives

07
Apr

Blog posted by Jennifer Wise, Vice President of Resource Development:    Giveback Homes is a trusted network of real estate agents, mortgage brokers, builders and interior designers who have pledged to donate a percentage of their commissions to help build homes for families in need.  Thus far, the organization has built 10 homes for families, living in extreme poverty in Central America, and has recently brought their building model here to the U.S! Last week, over 30 members of Giveback Homes teamed up to participate in a full day of building on ...

20
Dec

The end of the year is quickly approaching and as we say goodbye to the holidays and pack up the Christmas lights, tax season starts knocking on our doors. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles works everyday on and off the build site to fight the affordable housing crisis, and you can help too! Here are 4 last minute tax deductions to consider, all of which give back to your community. Give a Monetary Gift.  Any donation amount helps us continue to build hope, lives and communities. Your donation will help purchase new building materials such as nails and screws or food and drinks to keep our volunteers healthy and hydrated while ...

07
Aug

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Kick-Off Day!

We recently kicked-off our 8th home in partnership with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans!  Volunteers from local Lutheran congregations attended the celebration which took place the first day of building.   Lutheran volunteers will contribute 50% of the volunteer hours and 10% of the funding needed to complete this home. We are grateful to the City of Long Beach, a longtime partner, for donating the land for this home. Construction is expected to be complete by December 2013 and we look forward to handing the keys over to the new partner homeowners just in time for the ...

06
Feb

Restore Neighborhoods L.A.

Restore Neighborhoods LA, Inc. (RNLA) is an organization that shares in our goal to acquire, restore and build homes for low-income families. HFH GLA has decided to partner on three RNLA homes, which are being built with eco-friendly materials and technologies. HFH GLA is happy to help provide more affordable homeownership opportunities while learning about new, innovative ways to build.Check out our interview with our very own Dave Neary to learn more!Read More:Happy Anniversary to HFH GLA ReStores!ReStore Shopper Serenades Customers on a SaturdayHabiTour

13
Aug

Mark your Calendars for EarthFest L.A.!

--> We are looking forward to participating in EarthFest L.A. on Saturday, September 15 at West L.A. College! The purpose of this great event is to raise awareness about environmental protection, conservation and pollution prevention. Alongside other great local organizations, we will be sharing information on the steps we take to lessen our environmental impact and strengthen communities. We build greenbecause it is the right thing to do for the environment and our partner homeowners, as it helps them save on utility costs. Our Gardena and Norwalk ReStores are also a big part of putting our commitment to sustainability into practice. Since our ReStores were established, they’ve helped to divert over five million ...

02
Aug

We are big believers in making small changes because we know that they can add up to have a big impact! One very easy change that everyone can make is buying products that are packaged responsibly. Evergreen Packaging is on a mission to spread the word that packaging matters with its recently launched interactive website and campaign, called choosecartons.com.Buying products packaged in carton is a responsible choice because cartons are made with renewable materials and also can be recycled to make products such as tissue, office paper, wall boards and other building materials.By joining the Choose Cartons conversation on Facebook and Twitter, you will learn all about the many benefits of cartons while helping to benefit Habitat for Humanity ...