2021 Home Builders Blitz

Habitat LA President & CEO, Erin Rank (right), talking with representatives from Whiting-Turner.

On April 22, just down the street from where we dedicated two homes, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) kicked off its 2021 Home Builders Blitz, which is a national program that brings together professional builders for one shared purpose – to build safe and affordable housing for families in need of a safe place to call home.

This year, Habitat LA is proud to partner with four well-recognized construction firms — AECOM, Clark Construction, Turner Construction, and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company — with additional generous support provided by our long-term partners Thrivent and the County of Los Angeles! Additionally, our construction partners are inviting their subcontractors to join them by donating their time and expertise throughout the construction process. We are excited to be partnering with these construction firms and sharing knowledge as housing developers.

“Turner is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity in the greater Los Angeles region for the Builder’s Blitz,” said Reed McMains, vice president for Turner Construction Company. “Our Southern California construction team first partnered with Habitat for Humanity in 2011 and we are honored to continue helping the Habitat team fulfill their mission to build new homes and bring hope to the communities we serve.”

Due to COVID safety protocols, this year’s Home Builders Blitz event will be completed in two five-week phases, which will result in four new affordable homes built in 10 weeks.  We kicked off Phase I with Clark Construction and Whiting-Turner Construction Contracting Company with a socially distanced welcome, and the site has been bustling ever since!

three people standing on site for the 2021 Home Builders Blitz.

Habitat LA President & CEO, Erin Rank (center), with the Clark Construction Vice President, Kwaku Gyabaah (right), and Superintendent, Drew Leclerc, (left).

“Clark Construction is always proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to impact our communities, and this year is particularly special because of Habitat’s decision to proceed with the Home Builders Blitz in a safe manner during an unprecedented pandemic. Together with Habitat LA and our trade partners, we are maintaining a true commitment to deserving families at a time when Habitat’s mission is more important than ever.” Kwaku Gyabaah, Vice President, Clark Construction.

To learn more about our 2021 Home Builders Blitz, click here. You can follow Phase I progress through our social media (@HabitatLA) and look out for Phase II progress in May! To view more photos from our Phase I Kick Off, visit our Habitat LA Flickr Album