Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Selected for “Affiliates of Distinction” Honor for their Service and Innovation

Bellflower, CA — March 9, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is one of 23 organizations recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as an “Affiliate of Distinction”. The Affiliates of Distinction program was established by Habitat for Humanity to honor local Habitat organizations that meet or exceed best-practice standards to uphold their work across the Habitat network.

“We are honored to once again be named as an Affiliate of Distinction by Habitat for Humanity and congratulate our fellow recipients. At Habitat LA, we strive to live up to this distinction daily as we serve our communities and work with our dedicated volunteers and donors to Build a Greater Los Angeles,” says Erin Rank, president and CEO of Habitat LA.

For 27 years, Habitat LA has worked in the greater Los Angeles area to help local families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership. Through its new construction, neighborhood revitalization and home repair programs, more than 750 Habitat LA homeowners have a decent and affordable place they can call home.

The recipients of this year’s Affiliates of Distinction include:

• Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (GA)
• Austin Habitat for Humanity (TX)
• Beaches Habitat for Humanity (FL)
• Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County (IL)
• Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (NC)
• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County (WA)
• DuPage Habitat for Humanity (IL)
• Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (CA)
• Genesee County Habitat for Humanity (MI)
• Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity (IA)
• Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity (WI)
• Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (CA)
• Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh (NY)
• Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco (CA)
• Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (MI)
• Houston Habitat for Humanity (TX)
• Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County (IN)
• Our Towns of North Mecklenburg-Iredell Habitat for Humanity (NC)
• Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East (OR)
• Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County (IN)
• Habitat for Humanity Tucson (AZ)
• Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (MN)
• Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley (CO)

Local Habitat organizations considered for the honor were reviewed by four criteria: Building a Sustainable Organization, Building Community Impact, Building Sector Impact, and Building Societal Impact.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,200 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org

 

Contacts:
Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA
C: 310-508-5783
ylara@habitatla.org

Angela Moore
Starfish PR
C: 310-429-8868
angela@starfish-pr.com