Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Celebrates the Completion of Four New, Affordable Homes in the City of Montebello

Home dedication ceremony to take place Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), along with the City of Montebello and Partnership Housing, are proud to celebrate the completion of four new, affordable homes with a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, June 28 from 11am – 12:30pm.This marks the first development in partnership with the City of Montebello to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to the area.

This neighborhood would not have been possible without the generous support of the City of Montebello, Partnership Housing, Bank of America, the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition and Grifols.

“We are thrilled to welcome home the Duarte, Jefferson, Limon, and Ramos families,” said Erin Rank, President & CEO, Habitat LA. “This new community was made possible by the amazing collaboration and hard work of our partner homeowners, the city, sponsors and countless volunteers. We look forward to future opportunities to partner together with the City of Montebello.”

“It has been a great experience working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles on this project,” said Mayor Vivian Romero. “Being able to use Montebello’s housing fund to build much needed high-quality affordable housing is a tremendous benefit to our community. And it was a pleasure to have participated in helping to build homes at the City’s build day event and meeting the Ramos family. We congratulate Habitat LA for another successful project and welcome all the families to Montebello.”

For these families, the journey to homeownership included training and classes through Habitat LA’s Family Investment Program, as well as completing 500 hours of sweat equity building their own home and the homes of other future homeowners. Each family has good credit and will pay back a zero-equivalent mortgage, ultimately providing them with the foundation for strength and stability for their future. These homes are two-story units with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Additionally, each house includes a number of green features including drought-tolerant landscaping, electric car charging ports, energy-efficient heating, insulation made from recycled content, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and solar-ready systems.

Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, renovated and repaired nearly 800 homes locally, helping to transform the lives of more than 4,000 Angelenos. By 2020, Habitat LA has a goal to invest $100 million into revitalizing neighborhoods and increasing access to affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities as part of their Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign. 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.

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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 1,300 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 habitatla.org.

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 homeownership opportunities in the Los Angeles County area since then.

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Media Contacts:
Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA

Angela Moore
Starfish PR
C: 310-429-8868