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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 ...


Los Angeles, CA- March 28, 2014:  Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), launched its latest VIP Experience auction on featuring a VIP visit to the set of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” plus a meeting with one of the show’s stars, Pooch Hall.  Bidding is open through Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT. This VIP experience is priceless and all proceeds benefit HFH GLA’s mission to end substandard housing. Bid now on the chance to meet Pooch Hall in Los Angeles. Donated to HFH GLA by Showtime Network Inc., the auction winner, plus one lucky guest, will have the opportunity to visit the set of “Ray Donovan” and meet actor, Pooch Hall, in Los Angeles, California. This package will ...


Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces 2014 T-Shirt Design Contest

Los Angeles, CA:  Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be holding its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in April and has announced an opportunity for volunteers and supporters to get involved by designing a special T-shirt for the event. Applications are now being accepted for t-shirt designs. The winning submission will be featured on the shirt and distributed to those who attend the event. Submissions are due by February 21, 2014. Please send submissions to in a JPG format. “We are so thankful for all those who volunteer with us because they are the reason we are able to help so many hard-working homeowners achieve their dream,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO.  “Our annual volunteer appreciation event allows us to honor those who serve with us and we feel that having a T-shirt designed by a volunteer just adds a special, meaningful touch ...


Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2013:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been selected as one of seven “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International. The Affiliates of Distinction program was established this year by Habitat for Humanity to honor those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards. “We are extremely honored to be acknowledged as one of the Inaugural Affiliates of Distinction,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, HFH GLA. “This award belongs to all of the staff, Board Members and volunteers who carry out our work with passion and integrity every day. We applaud the work of Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation, and we are proud to be part of this ministry.” Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated nearly ...


South Gate Mayor, HUD representative, City Officials, Volunteers& New Partner Homeowners Join in Ribbon Cutting Event Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2012:  The Neighborhood Stabilization Program2 (NSP2) was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stabilize neighborhoods whose viability has been and continues to be damaged by foreclosed and abandoned properties. Through the NSP2 program, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA)has partnered with the City of South Gate to purchase 32 foreclosed homes; rehabilitate them with volunteer support and sell them to qualified low-income homebuyers.NSP2 has allowed HFH GLA to serve more families and individuals in greater Los Angeles through the rehabilitation of more than 100 homes and contribute to the area economy by utilizing the services of local companies. “We are so thrilled for our new partner homeowners and we feel blessed to ...


Immediate Opportunities for Qualified Households  Los Angeles, CA – August 7, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is pleased to offer free or deferred, zero-interest loans for home repairs to veteran and military homeowners and their families who reside in the greater Los Angeles area.  This program is offered on a first come, first served basis. This special program is available for low-income veteran homeowners and/or household members who were honorably discharged from the military. Examples of repair services include wheelchair ramps and interior home modifications for increased accessibility, landscaping, painting, window and roof replacement, as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. To Qualify, Applicants Must Meet The Following Requirements: Be a homeowner or household member earning less than 80% of LA County’s area median income Repairs needed must meet ...


More than $164,000 has helped Build Affordable Housing Locally Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2011 – Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program has distributed more than $10 million to Habitat affiliates nationwide. The Cars for Homes program began in the state of Washington in November 2003 as a pilot program. In 2005, it was approved as a national program of Habitat for Humanity International. The Cars for Homes program was created specifically to assist Habitat affiliates by generating funding from the sale of donated vehicles. Revenue is distributed to affiliates based on the zip code of the donor. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has received more than $164,700 in funding from the program, which has been used to help provide affordable housing options in partnership with local families and individuals. “The Cars for Homes program is a wonderful source of funding for our affiliate,” says ...


Local Volunteers will Celebrate MLK Day by Building Affordable Housing  Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2011: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will commemorate Dr. King’s birthday with a day of service in his honor on Saturday, January 15th. From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, local volunteers will be building at several sites throughout the greater Los Angeles area in order to honor the man who dedicated his life to serving others. Part of the celebration will include a brief lunch program featuring excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The lunch program is scheduled to begin approximately at 11:30 am at HFH GLA’s Imperial Build Site, located at 4237 Imperial Highway in Lynwood, CA.  Lunch is being donated by El Pollo Loco. “Dr. King was a man committed to making change happen,” says Erin Rank. “Volunteering to ...


Locally Habitat for Humanity celebrates 20 Years of Service in Greater Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA – December 14, 2010: Habitat for Humanity surpassed its 400,000 home milestone during its most recent fiscal year.  Since the nonprofit organization was founded in 1976, its self-help, hand-up model has resulted in rehabbed, repaired or new housing for more than 2 million people worldwide. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is part of this global effort. Since 1990 HFH GLA has built, rehabilitated or repaired over 630 homes locally and worldwide. Over 40 of the homes in Greater Los Angeles have been built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) specifications and the organization will continue its commitment to sustainable building and lower utility bills for its partner homeowners in the years to come. With ten, sustainable homes in the City of Lynwood slated for ...