Posts Tagged ‘affordable and sustainable housing’

31
Jul

Blog post shared by Bank of America Student Leader and Habitat LA Intern, Neemat Abdusemed: I am currently a high school student entering my senior year at Hawthorne Math and Science Academy. I was looking for any internship to occupy my summer and help me attain some work experience. A friend told me about the Bank of America Student Leadership program, stating that her sister did it and had a wonderful experience. I did some research on the internship and instantly became intrigued. I applied and was overjoyed to receive an acceptance notice. It was exciting to know that Bank of America shared an interest in investing in my future. Being an eight-week paid internship, Bank of America chose my local non-profit organization: Habitat for Humanity for Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). As I began my ...

18
Jun

Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been named the largest non-profit Residential Developer in Los Angeles County by The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists for 2014. The Book of Lists, published in the publication’s April 28th issue, features a list of the Top 25 Residential Developers in Los Angeles. “It is an honor to be recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal and to be named in such esteemed company,” said Erin Rank, president/CEO of HFH GLA. “The past several years have been a challenge for residential developers, and especially nonprofit builders. We are pleased that our home production grew even during these very tough times. Our dedicated staff and visionary board are a big factor in our success.” Some HFH GLA ...

12
Jun

We love our partner homeowners and it’s an honor to share their stories about how homeownership has enriched their family’s lives. On Saturday, June 7th 2014, we had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony for Maywood Academy High School for Tanya Silerio and Luis Delgado Jr., held at East Los Angeles College. Last March, the Silerio family received the keys to their new Habitat home and it was a day they had all been anticipating. They were overwhelmed with joy and started planning how to decorate long before moving in. This past weekend, The Silerios experienced another joyful moment as daughter, Tanya Silerio graduated from Maywood Academy High School. Luis Delgado Jr. also graduated from Maywood Academy High School this past weekend. The Delgado family  became Habitat partner homeowners this past year, after 15 years of renting a two-bedroom house. ...

23
May

Written by Spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week,  Holly Robinson Peete Growing up my parents instilled in me the importance of giving back. To this day, one of my favorite quotes is, “service is the rent that we pay for living” by Marian Wright Edelman. Rodney and I work hard at raising our kids to be service-minded and one of the ways we do this is through example. I have been blessed to be able to lend my name in support of many wonderful organizations that work to improve the lives of women and children. Habitat for Humanity’s work in this area is empowering and necessary. A home provides a safe place for children to grow up confidently and thrive academically. Each year, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, Habitat for Humanity’s National Women ...

21
Nov

On eve of L.A. Auto Show, teamGM Cares Volunteers to perform critical home repairs Thursday Nov. 21, 2013  Los Angeles – The General Motors Foundation is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to work alongside a North Long Beach Habitat family to make critical repairs to their home. The project is one of 12 made possible across the U.S. this year by a $1 million grant from the GM Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International.  “We are committed to helping families and strengthening communities across the U.S. through our work with Habitat for Humanity International,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “Our teamGM Cares employee volunteers are passionate about giving back and find the hands-on work of home repair and neighborhood revitalization extremely rewarding.”

24
Aug

25 Edison International Staffers Volunteered on the “Mayor’s Build” Home Alongside Future Homeowners, the Lopez Family Los Angeles, CA – August 24, 2011: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and the Long Beach Housing Development Company have partnered to build a newly constructed, affordable and sustainable home in honor of Honorable Mayor Bob Foster and sponsored by Edison International.  In addition to sponsoring the home, Edison International volunteers have been helping to build it, with over 75 already participating and many more yet to do so. Enrique and Sonya Lopez are the future homeowners and have been building with volunteers as part of their purchase agreement to complete 500 hours of “sweat equity”.  On Saturday, August 20, the Lopez’ were amazed to witness the amount of work completed by the Edison volunteers as well as the ...