Posts Tagged ‘Affordable Housing’

21
Oct

William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Kristen Bell, Shanola Hampton and Ben Schwartz Set to Join Their Cast Members and Producers for Habitat for Humanity Build Los Angeles, CA – October 21, 2014: Stars from the SHOWTIME original series “Shameless” and “House of Lies”, along with network executives, will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to help build houses for hardworking low-income homebuyers. Volunteers will help complete a seven-home neighborhood currently under construction in greater Los Angeles and their scope of work for the day will include the group working on siding, roofing and painting on the homes. “We are so excited to have the support of everyone at SHOWTIME,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “This build has been in the works for some time, and the enthusiasm we feel ...

09
Oct

We are thrilled to congratulate the first two winners in our ReStore KitchenAid Island BBQ Grills Raffle! Earnest and Allene Williams were the first winners from our brand new ReStore in Bellflower! Ron Potts is the most recent winner from our Restore in Gardena! Habitat for Humanity ReStores are located in Bellflower, Gardena and Norwalk, and each store is raffling off seven KitchenAid Island BBQ Grills. Raffle tickets are only $5 each and after only 1,000 tickets are sold we will pull a winner for the next prize. Make sure to visit your nearest ReStore today for your chance to win a brand new grill with a retail value of $2,500! Haven’t been to a ReStore yet? ReStores are home improvement thrift stores that feature new and gently used items for your home, all sold at ...

06
Oct

Guest Blog Post by Kim McManus, International Pastor, Mosaic LA and Habitat LA board member Today, Monday, October 6th, is World Habitat Day, a day dedicated by the United Nations to recognize the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for over one billion people.  To help fight this problem, I am in Vietnam with several others from greater Los Angeles to build Habitat homes for low income families.  Over the last six years, I have traveled to Haiti, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, and throughout greater Los Angeles seeking to put God’s love into action to build homes, communities, and hope. One thing I have learned from my experiences is that every donation to Habitat LA makes such a difference in the lives of families in need.  The Ramirez family is just one example.  For ...

05
Oct

What Does Home Mean To You?

Monday, October 6th is World Habitat Day! Today we are taking a moment to recognize the basic right of all of humanity to adequate shelter and help create awareness for those who go without. Giveback Homes is a trusted network of real estate professionals, dedicated to building homes with families in need. By simply choosing to work with a member of Giveback Homes, you’ll help build a home for a family in need. Pretty simple right?! A home is where you can smell your mom’s cooking, a home is where your dog greets you at the front door, a home is where you can put your feet on the furniture… A home can mean so many different things to people throughout the world. So today we’d like you to answer a simple question… What does a home mean to you? Share your thoughts ...

22
Aug

LaTonya Thompson will receive keys to Long Beach home during dedication ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd Los Angeles, CA – August 22, 2014: On Saturday, August 23rd, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 500th locally completed home during a dedication ceremony for new partner homebuyer and single mother LaTonya Thompson. Ms. Thompson’s future home has been named the Disciple’s House, having been built and partially funded by volunteers from several area churches. Attendees for Saturday’s event will include Long Beach city officials, staff, volunteers and representatives from supporting partners Lowe’s and Giveback Homes. Ms. Thompson has partnered with Habitat LA to purchase the newly constructed Long Beach home. All Habitat LA partner families participate in mandatory homeowner education classes and give up to 500 ...

12
Aug

Kick-off Event Scheduled for Saturday, August 16th in Long Beach Los Angeles, CA – August 12, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate the ninth home in greater Los Angeles to be sponsored by Thrivent Financial, as well as officially kick off construction on Saturday, August 16. This project would not be possible without the additional financial support of the City of Long Beach and The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC). Their involvement further demonstrates the City’s strong commitment to affordable housing. Habitat LA will also receive support for this year’s Thrivent Financial home through its Lutheran Coalition and local Lutheran congregations, who are contributing 50 percent of the volunteer hours and 10 percent of the funding needed to complete the home. A presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. will include remarks ...

08
Jul

First Coalition Build Set for Saturday, July 19th in Lynwood, CA Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has formed a new partnership with local Catholic churches and organizations, which it is calling the Catholic Coalition. Through this partnership, volunteers from parishes and other affiliated organizations will join together for a common cause to make a significant impact on creating affordable and sustainable housing in the greater Los Angeles area. The Coalition will help raise $150,000 – the cost of a full house sponsorship – and then help build the home during planned build days between summer and spring 2015. “We are excited and proud to have the Catholic Coalition as a new partner and look forward to many years of building hope, lives and communities together,” said ...

25
Jun

Lowe’s, Union Bank, & Sony Pictures Were the Top Sponsors of the Milestone Event Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2014: Construction commenced on four new Habitat for Humanity homes in Lynwood last Saturday, thanks to the more than 200 women who volunteered during the 10th Annual Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) event with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). This year, the event put hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to work framing homes alongside more than twenty HFH GLA partner homeowners. The four homes are part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress in Lynwood. The site will feature six homes that are two stories with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a three-bedroom, 1.5 bath single story home, which was designed by Michael Graves, a long-standing ...

18
Jun

On Saturday, June 14, KFRN reporter Suong Tran talked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Erin Rank. The interview, aired on the station’s “Focus on the Issues” program, covered everything from current building projects, Habitat’s extensive network of volunteers, and the ReStores, to home remodel projects, sustainable L.A. housing and how to become a Habitat Partner Homeowner. Click below to listen to the full interview on the KFRN family radio network in Long Beach CA and learn more about everything HFH GLA: Listen to the KFRN interview

07
Jun

Viven el sueño americano

Recently the Garcia family  was interviewed by La Opinion. They are one of our amazing and inspiring families who have paid off their mortgage. Martín y Carmela García nunca creyeron que tendrían su propia casa. Habitat for Humanity los ayudó a que se ese sueño se cumpliera. Hace 22 años, Martín se enteró del programa ofrecido por esta organización cristiana sin fines de lucro que le permitiría aspirar a convertirse en dueño de una casa. El programa ofrece una hipoteca, sin intereses, a los futuros propietarios, por lo que las mensualidades resultan económicas y cómodas de pagar. "Estamos muy felices y nos sentimos muy bendecidos. No tenemos manera de expresar como nos sentimos al tener nuestra propia casa", dijo Martín García. "No necesitamos ganarnos la lotería. ¡Ya la ganamos!", añade emocionado. A. Jo-An Turman, representante de la fundación, destacó que en los 24 años de fundada, Habitat for Humanity Los Ángeles ...