President and CEO celebrates her 1,000th home
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is proud to announce the dedication of the Millennium Homes development on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 1 p.m. Habitat LA will be celebrating with its partners, supporters, and the partner homebuyers who will be moving into their new homes. The historic development includes the 1,001st home built by the Habitat LA organization.
The Millennium Homes celebration also marks a significant milestone for Habitat LA President and CEO Erin Rank. “Habitat LA built its first home in Long Beach 30 years ago, and we are proud to build our milestone 1,001st home here as well,” said Rank. “As a Long Beach native, I am also excited to celebrate my personal 1,000th home on this site, which is just a few blocks from where I was born.”
By 2025, Habitat LA will have invested over $25 million in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach, building and renovating much needed affordable housing, as well as building up resident leaders, schools, and community organizations to create a thriving community.
Habitat LA began construction at the Millennium Homes site in April 2021. The 10-home development includes two duplexes and six attached townhomes. Each home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,240 square feet of living space. The homes are solar-ready with a community EV-charging station on site.
The land for the Millennium Homes development was donated by the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Community Investment Company. “Long Beach is proud to partner with Habitat LA to help create homeownership opportunities for deserving families,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We remain committed to providing safe, quality and affordable housing that meets the diverse needs of our residents and adds to the livability of our neighborhoods.”
More than 700 donors, including companies, foundations, public entities, religious organizations, and individuals, contributed to the construction of the homes through financial support and volunteer labor.
The Millennium Homes development is a core component of Habitat LA’s neighborhood revitalization program which has been convening residents of the Washington neighborhood since 2015.
Later this year, Habitat LA will break ground on a new 36-home development less than two blocks from Millennium Homes.
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- Flickr: Millennium Homes wall-raising ceremony album
- YouTube: Millenium Homes build updates playlist
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 residential homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with a Charity Navigator 4-Star rating for eight consecutive years and the Platinum GuideStar status for transparency, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,000 homes locally 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 www.habitatla.org.
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