In This Issue
Long Beach Groundbreaking
New Lynwood Homeowners
Exciting NSP2 Award News
A Brush with Kindness 100th Home
Board of Directors
Craig Russell,
Walt Disney Imagineering 

Thomas F. Clarke,

Ron Frank,
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Gerry Bross,
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
David Calomese,
Royal Bank of

Randall Farwell,

Donald Lancaster,
The Lancaster Law Group

Edward Lin,
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Jennifer Livingston,
Union Bank
Jeffrey Moore,
 Pacific Western Bank
Cheryl Perkey,
Perkey Fine Art

Matt Petersen,
Global Green USA
Linda Russell, 
Wells Fargo
John Smet,

Capital Group Companies

Masood Sohaili,
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

 Jay Stark, 
JH Stark Companies

 Kenneth Walker,
Ernst & Young, LLP

Thank you to our Sponsors


Donald Kaplan


First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood


Philip B. Glusker


Presbytery of the Pacific


St. Matthew's Episcopal Church


Toyota Motor Sales Inc.


William A. Tyrer


Wyman and Isaacs

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March 2010
In these challenging economic times, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles still continues to achieve major milestones toward the goal of eliminating substandard housing for all.  Read on to learn about some of our new endeavors.
Rain Could Not Dampen this Groundbreaking Celebration
In spite of the rainstorm that hit Long Beach on Saturday, February 27, 2010, the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) Groundbreaking Celebration on Henderson Avenue and 15th Street shined through.
The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) and HFH GLA have partnered to build three new four-bedroom, two-bath, single-family homes in the Washington Square area LB Groundbreakingof Long Beach (15th Street between Henderson and Chestnut Avenues).  HFH GLA will also rehabilitate a single-family home on Magnolia Street. The project will create four new homeownership opportunities for hard-working, low-income buyers who live or work in the city of Long Beach.
The groundbreaking celebration began with remarks by Erin Rank, HFH GLA President & CEO followed by Stacy McDaniel, Vice Chair of the Long Beach Housing Development Company; the Honorable U.S. Congresswoman Laura Richardson of the 37th Congressional District; the Honorable city of Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster; the Honorable Councilmember Robert Garcia (District 1), and Commander Robert Luman of the Long Beach Police Department.  Pastor Seth Moorman of Bethany Lutheran Church blessed the site.
The house sponsors include LBHDC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, The city of Long Beach and Ability Builds. The rains let up just long enough to turn over the soil.  The Long Beach Fire Department had offered to bar-b-que hot dogs for the guests but the heavy rains dampened those plans.  Dispite the weather, over 150 residents, City Officials, Habitat staff and volunteers came out for the ground breaking making it a memorable and wonderful celebration for the community.
Lynwood Homebuyers will soon be Homeowners

Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' newest Partner Families! These families will be occupying the 10 new townhomes on the East Imperial Highway and three new homes on Palms Ave. in the city of Lynwood.  The homes will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified homes in the city of Lynwood, incorporating "green" building elements that make the homes more energy efficient and sustainable for our partner families. 

Some of the new Habitat partner families with Lynwood Mayor Maria Santillan & Councilmembers
Lynwood families at council meeting
Congratulations to the following families:

Aguilar Family Carrazco Family  Johnson Family Osorio Family Perez Family  Velasquez Family  Polanco Family Prescott Family  Ramirez Family Heads Family

 Ayala Family Ocampo Family
Perez Family
   & Arevalo Family 
Congratulations HFH GLA on Your NSP2 Award!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is excited and proud to announce that we have been awarded two Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 grants to build and rehabilitateforeclosed homes and vacant property for low-income families over the next three years.  In the cities of Lynwood and South Gate HFH GLA will acquire and rehabilitate at least 60 single-family homes in the target census tracts; construct 13 new condominiums; provide 15 soft second loans to homebuyers purchasing foreclosed homes in Lynwood or South Gate, and 25 foreclosed homes will be bought and rehabilitated in the City of Long Beach. With this funding, HFH GLA will be able to improve the lives of hard working, low-income families, stimulate local jobs, and improve neighborhoods and communities in the Greater Los Angeles area.
"A Brush with Kindness" Celebrates 100!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has completed its 100th "A Brush with Kindness" (ABwK) home.  Congratulations to the ABwK team on a job well done on improving homes and neighborhoods with this free home renovation program.  Many low-income families, senior citizens and those with disabilities have benefited from our ABwK program since its inception in 2007.  HFH GLA plans to continue the program to help homeowners in Greater Los Angeles.
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