Celebrating More Than 20 Years of Building Hope, Lives & Communities
|Board of Directors |
Walt Disney Imagineering
Thomas F. Clarke
Travis J. Barr
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
City of Los Angeles
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Warner Bros. Interactive Ent.
First California Bank
ReMax Commercial Real Estate
Global Green USA
Capital Group Companies
Manatt, Phelps, Phillips LLP
JH Stark Companies
The Woodward Group
Ernst & Young
California Bank & Trust
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating
by making decent,
affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!!
Overhauling your home?
Let us haul away your unwanted couches, cabinets, counters and more!
The HFH GLA ReStores need your donations! Be part of the solution today. Your donations change lives.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED SPONSORS
Bank of America
Belkin International, Inc.
Beverly Hills Presbyterian
Burbank Association of
Burke, Williams & Sorensen,
C.H. and Diane Eilers
Carl D. Jordan
Chandler's Roofing, Inc.
City of Hawaiian Gardens
City of Long Beach
City of Lynwood
City of Norwalk
ConocoPhillips Company Los
Creative Artists Agency
Dana & Albert R. Broccoli
Donat Wald + Haque
Organization (ECHO) of
Erin K. McConahey
Farmers Insurance Group
Foley & Mansfield, PLLP
For Love Charitable Events,
Ford & Harrison LLP
Fox Broadcasting Company
GAF Materials Corporation
Greater Los Angeles Combined
Holland & Knight LLP
IBEW Local 18
IBM Employee Charity
John and Cindy Smet
John and Nancy Edwards
Journey of Faith
Junction City - Harrisburg -
Monroe Habitat for Humanity
Kohl's Department Stores
Linda and Randy Russell
Malarkey Roofing Products
Melissa H. Wells and Don Silva
Michael and Laura Lang
Michelle L. Dennee
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp,
Nadya K. Scott
Paramount Pictures Group
Ronald and Eileen Frank
Ruth G. Jervis
St. Cross by-the-Sea Episcopal
The Capital Group Companies
The Dow Chemical Company
The Ruth/Allen Ziegler
The Valspar Corporation
Time Inc. Style &
Troy R. Thrower and Michele
Turner Broadcasting System,
Unitarian Universalist Church of
US Department of Housing and
USC Norris Cancer Hospital
Wells Fargo Community
West Los Angeles County
Westwood Presbyterian Church
Will & Jada Smith Family
William and Winifred Weisinger
It's a new year! A new start, filled with new hopes, new dreams, and new goals. HFH GLA is looking forward to 2012 and helping countless families and individuals in need by creating new and innovative programs and services to address the issue of affordable housing in the area. Stay connected to us on Twitter, Facebook, and check out our blog. We are looking forward to seeing you on one of our construction sites, in our ReStores, and our offices in 2012. Thank you for your continued support!
|YOU CAN OWN YOUR OWN HOME!|
Do you dream of being a homeowner,
but feel limited by your income?
Are you a low income homeowner
in need of home repairs?
Make 2012 a year of change by attending our first Homeownership Resource Fair, Saturday, February 4th. The Fair will take place at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in the Loker Student Union at 1000 East Victoria Street in the city of Carson. Admission and parking is FREE! Two sessions will be available (9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm) where attendees will be provided with information on a variety of opportunities for Los Angeles-area low-income individuals and families interested in affordable homeownership opportunities and home repair services.
Homeownership Resource Fair Workshops Include Information On:
- How to qualify for a HFH GLA home
- What is "Mortgage Assistance" & Can I Qualify?
- Habitat for Heroes Program for Veterans
- How to Improve Credit Scores, Avoiding Pitfalls in the Property Tax Process, Neighborhood Watch Programs and more
ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE AT:
Choose either the morning session (9am-12pm)
or afternoon session (1pm-4pm).
Space is limited for this life changing opportunity so
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
For more information contact HFH GLA at 424-246-3651.
HFH GLA has a limited number of homeownership and mortgage assistance opportunities available to qualified low-income households. These opportunities have been made possible through federal stimulus funding awarded to HFH GLA by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stablization Program 2 (NSP2) to encourage and promote increased homeownership and financial stability among low-income individuals and families.
Financial support for the Homeownership Resource Fair has been generously provided by First California Bank. Additional co-sponsors include Union Bank, Caring Realty, Northern Trust and California State University Dominguez Hills. Presenting Partners include, Faithful Central, Operation Hope, International City Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Thrivent Financial, Home Depot, LA Urban League, Volunteers of America, US Vets and VA Greater Los Angeles.
The Homeownership Resource Fair is an amazing opportunity that provides a one-stop-shop for those dreaming of owning or preserving their own home. Don't miss it!
|HOPE JOURNEYS TO HAITI|
Two years ago, Haiti experienced one of the most devastating earthquakes in recent memory. One of the greatest direct impacts of the earthquake for most Haitians, was a loss of homes. In total, nearly 1.6 million people were displaced or left homeless. More than 600,000 men, women and children continue to live in dilapidated and unsafe shelters made of tarps, sheets, or any salvageable materials pulled from the ruins. Such images are hard to take - unimaginable to most and unacceptable to those who have come to Haiti to help the country rebuild. The images are a constant reminder that our work is far from over.
In December, HFH GLA President & CEO, Erin Rank, hosted a small group of VIP's for a short trip to Haiti. Included was HFH GLA Board Member - Kim McManus, Pastor of Outreach Ministries for Bel Air Presbyterian - Enock De Assis, Actor and Director - Glynn Turman, Host - Alex McLeod and HGTV host of CURB APPEAL: THE BLOCK - John Gidding. The Hope Journeys trip was an educational ambassador trip with Habitat International, with the aim that our guests return to be champions of the cause - advocating and fundraising on behalf of Habitat Haiti. Highlights included seeing the work of some of our community partners and how they are helping with the rebuilding efforts as well as the 100 homes built during Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Leogane, Fall 2011.
Habitat for Humanity has been at work in Haiti for 27 years and will use its local expertise and mobilize resources as part of the rebuilding efforts. Habitat for Humanity is committed to serving 50,000 families in Haiti over 5 years, helping them move towards, secure, and permanent places to call home.
We hope to have more trips in the future to help support Haiti's rebuilding efforts. You will be amazed at how far a $25 or $50 donation will go in a country like Haiti. We will give 100% of what you donate to Haiti's rebuilding efforts. Help Habitat be a powerful catalyst for change in our global community by being part of a solution that is bringing hope and brighter futures to families in need of decent shelter.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
|LONG BEACH CITY PLUS PASS GIVES USERS MORE THAN JUST DISCOUNTS|
|Purchase a Long Beach City Plus Pass (LBCPP) and give back to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles!
The LBCPP is Long Beach's first all-city merchant and consumer discount card. The premier discount savings card was designed to boost businesses in the area and help good causes. More than 200 participating businesses are offering discounts such as 20% off, or two-for-one deals on items sold by retailers, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues to LBCPP cardholders. You can use your card everyday, no limits, no coupons, no printing and no more paper! The LBCPP card is similar to a credit card and fits in your wallet, with discounts from acting classes to architects, candy to coffee!
Upon purchase, users of the card can designate HFH as a participating non-profit they would like to support. In return, LBCPP donates ten dollars from the cost of the yearly $30 card fee to help build simple, sustainable and affordable homes for hardworking, low-income families and individuals in need.
LBCPP's mission is to benefit the city of Long Beach as a whole, residents, tourism, and merchants. To keep their community strong by keeping their dollars and purchase power in the great city of Long Beach.
For those interested in knowing more about the LBCPP or signing up for one, please visit www.lbcpp.com. Get the best discounts in town while supporting HFH GLA!
|HABITAT GIVES BACK|
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is looking to increase the hiring of Disabled Veteran Enterprise (DVE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Section 3 business contractors. HFH GLA is making great strides with a strategic plan for outreach within our local communities.
In addition to newspaper ads and telephone conversations, HFH GLA is actively seeking to develop a more extensive list of minority and Section 3 contractors through partnership with outreach program agencies as well as participating in various vendor events and job fairs. AAA Fire Protection, A-Throne Co. Inc., Eagle Portable, Inc., HM Carpet, Inc., Paramount Scaffold, Inc and Up-Grade Electric, Inc., are just a few of the local contractors we currently work with.
HFH GLA is also finding local Section 3* residents through the Cornerstone Construction Training Program, where interested future crew leaders are taught the fundamentals of how to build a Habitat for Humanity house. This program is in its fourth year, and each year more than 100 individuals complete this program. To find out more information on HFH GLA training opportunities, go to Cornerstone Training Programs - Habitat for Humanity Greater LA.
Through partnership with dozens of contractors and small businesses whenever possible, HFH GLA continues its efforts to stimulate jobs in the Greater Los Angeles area, helping to promote a more prosperous local economy.
Click here for more information on Request for Qualification or contact Michael Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
*"Section 3" residents are generally defined as low and very low-income persons from within the community.
|PLAYGROUNDS OF HOPE|
HFH GLA recently lent a hand to KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children, by loaning them tools and equipment to build a playground in one of Los Angeles' lowest-income neighborhoods, Lincoln Heights.
On December 8th, 2011, the children of the Los Angeles Leadership Primary Academy received a great new place to play! The new 2,400-square foot playground was built and dedicated in less than eight hours thanks to more than 200 volunteers from local businesses, the residents of the community and KaBOOM!. It was an exciting day for the 250 children who attend the L.A. Leadership Primary Academy, filled with promise and hope for a better future. The Lincoln Heights neighborhood lacks parkland, playgrounds, and recreation activities as well as the funds to create opportunities for these children. KaBOOM! sees these gaps in the community and since its inception in 1995, has led more than 1,700 playground construction projects across the country.
HFH GLA continues to loan large quantities of tools to KaBOOM! in an effort to support revitalization in the communities in which we build. The partnership with KaBOOM! is the perfect compliment to our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative which aims to focus on improving housing conditions while partnering with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life across struggling neighborhoods.
|BECOME A HABITAT INSIDER!|
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and learn about how you can become an ADVOCATE for our families in your own community.
There are various ways you can DONATE to HFH GLA!
Your donations change lives - from a monetary gift to donating your car or donating household items to our ReStores - you can help eliminate substandard housing.
Pick up your hammers and join us as a VOLUNTEER on site today!
No construction experience is required - just a smile
and a willingness to help!
To become part of the solution today call or visit us: