Kickoff Event to Take Place Tuesday, August 30
Los Angeles, CA (August 25, 2016) – The City of Bellflower, Partnership Housing and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) are working together to create a new community that will bring six affordable homeownership opportunities to the city. The project’s kickoff celebration will take place on Tuesday, August 30th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm with participation from Executive Director of Partnership Housing and Habitat LA President & CEO, Erin Rank, and Bellflower Mayor, Dan Koops.
This project will be Partnership Housing and Habitat LA’s first development in Bellflower. Habitat LA’s offices and one of its ReStores are located nearby this project in the City of Bellflower as well. The City of Bellflower is proud to join Partnership Housing and Habitat LA on creating these new homes and generously provided a construction grant and loan to facilitate this project.
“We are excited to begin these new homes in the City of Bellflower, which will provide homeownership opportunities for local families. We are proud to be building our new Housing Center and ReStore in Bellflower and this is a wonderful expansion of our great partnership with the city.” says Erin Rank, Executive Director of Partnership Housing and President/CEO of Habitat LA. Bellflower Mayor Dan Koops added, “The City is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles and Partnership Housing to develop new housing and homeownership opportunities here in Bellflower. The city is always seeking opportunities to revitalize our neighborhoods, and we are proud to be a part of this project.”
This project, located at 8809 Ramona Street, features six new homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each unit will also be built sustainably and efficiently with features such as drought tolerant landscaping, energy efficient heating systems, insulation made from recycled content, low-flow plumbing fixtures and solar ready systems. Habitat LA is in the process of selecting homebuyers for these homes. Once selected, they will receive financial education, help build the homes and pay an affordable mortgage that will help Partnership Housing and Habitat LA build more homes.
This project is part of Habitat LA’s Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign with a goal to invest $100 million by 2020 into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership opportunities. This investment will benefit the local economy by building strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, which will bring strength and stability to local communities throughout greater Los Angeles.
About Partnership Housing
Partnership Housing Inc. is a non-profit housing development company that seeks to eliminate poverty housing by working with economically disadvantaged people to help them create a better human habitat in which to live and work, the primary goal being to provide decent, affordable housing to individuals and families. Partnership Housing Inc. serves hardworking families who are typically renters, many of whom are living in overcrowded apartments that have fallen into disrepair. Partnership Housing Inc.’s parent company, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, completed its first affordable home in 1993 and has continued to provide affordable home ownership opportunities in the Los Angeles County area since then.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit dev.habitatla.org