Single Mother to Receive Keys to New Habitat for Humanity Home in Lynwood

Home Dedication Scheduled for June 19, 2015

 Hernandez Family1Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2015) – On June 19, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate Ines Hernandez, a single, working mother, who is now a new homeowner. Habitat LA will host a dedication ceremony, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, where Ines will receive the keys to her new home and the donors and volunteers who made it all possible will be in attendance.

Ines, her son, Arturo, and her daughter, Alondra, will be moving from a one-bedroom apartment to a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the City of Lynwood. “It is a dream come true that I will finally have space for my kids to play and study in,” says Ines.

In order to become a Habitat LA homeowner, Ines completed homeownership education classes and 250 hours of sweat equity volunteering with Habitat LA. Ines also has good credit and will pay back a zero-interest mortgage.

Habitat LA will recognize the contributions of Ernst & Young LLP, The South Bay Workforce Investment Board, CCEO Youthbuild and the City of Lynwood to this project and Habitat LA’s overall work. All of these partners have generously donated their time and funds to make this home, as well as other homes, possible.

“We appreciate all of the wonderful companies and organizations that partnered with us to build this home and a future for Ines Hernandez and her children,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “Each of our homes is a community effort and this dedication will celebrate those partnerships and a new beginning for the Hernandez family.”


Hernandez Family Home Dedication

Friday, June 19

10:30am – 12:00pm

3193 Euclid Ave., Lynwood, CA 90262

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built, rehabilitated and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of thousands of individuals. Habitat LA is a Guide Star® Valued Partner and has four consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Habitat for Humanity International recognized 14 affiliates out of more than 1400 as Affiliates of Distinction for 2015-2017 and Habitat LA is proudly one of them. For more information, please visit or call 310-323-4663.

Media Contact:

Ali Mullin

Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

(310) 502-1269