I Want To Help Other People The Way Habitat Is Helping Us

This is the story of Marisol Gutierrez, who is eleven years old, and whose family is moving into a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Home in Downey. Her mother wrote and shared with us a project that Marisol recently completed for school. This month was open house at her school, the Suva Intermediate School. Below is a photo …

Habitat LA Celebrates the Kickoff of their 800th Home!

On Wednesday, September 13th, Habitat LA kicked off the building of their 800th home alongside site sponsor Delta Air Lines. This will be Delta’s 7th home built in partnership with Habitat LA. Future homeowner, Denise Harris and her family, as well as Delta executives and Habitat LA staff were on hand to lift the first walls to this home that …

Fun in the Sun: August Build Days!

August has been a busy month and we are thankful for the many different volunteer groups that partnered with us! In Long Beach, construction is underway on a new four home community. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s professional staff spent their annual employee retreat working on these homes and showing their support for building more affordable housing in L.A. County. …

Habitat LA Volunteer Builds at 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles volunteer, Tom Rooney, traveled to Canada this year for the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (CWP). To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the CWP built 150 homes alongside 150 future Habitat homeowners. Tom worked with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton where 75 of the 150 homes were built. Every morning all of the …

For Tiffany Ortiz, Her Family’s Journey to Homeownership is a Family Affair

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We love when our partner families share their experiences with us.  Tiffany Ortiz and her family are working on their sweat equity and will soon be moving into their own Habitat LA home in Long Beach. Tiffany’s husband Carlos and their two sons recently volunteered during Habitat LA’s partnership day with the Compton Initiative, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 …

Now Accepting Applications in Culver City!

We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for ten new homes in Culver City, which will be offered at affordable prices. Applicants must attend a program information session and submit their application by Tuesday, January 31st at 5pm. See below for details on upcoming information sessions and income qualifications and click HERE for an application. This will be …

Los Angeles Magazine Best New Restaurants Event

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is excited to be partnering with Los Angeles Magazine for the annual Best New Restaurants event. The culinary evening will take place next Wednesday, January 18 and celebrate the Top 10 Best New Restaurants featured in the January issue as well as past honorees. The evening of culinary excellence will include gourmet tastings …

Rain Barrel Truckload Sale at the ReStore!

We are excited to be partnering again with Rain Barrels International to host a truckload sale at our Torrance ReStore on February 12 from 2pm – 4pm. Rain Barrels can help you save a vital natural resource as well as your money by reducing your water bill. Rain barrels can be purchased online for $100 by visiting RainBarrelsIntl.com and clicking …

Wells Fargo Volunteers Welcome Hyde Park Families Home

Volunteers from Wells Fargo came out to help us build three homes on our Hyde Park site in Inglewood. You can read about their build days HERE and HERE. We were thrilled that they could attend the recent dedication of these homes and see the families receive their keys. The post below is by Mia Joiner, one of the Wells …

The Kabbalah Centre Pledges Volunteer Hours and Funds to Help Build Homes in Downey with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Wall Raising and Partnership Kickoff to Take Place Wednesday, December 14th Los Angeles, CA (December 12, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), in partnership with The Kabbalah Centre, will raise the walls for a new neighborhood in Downey, CA that will bring six affordable homeownership opportunities to the city. The wall raising and build day …