Long Beach Home Dedication Ceremony
A Great Alternative for your Investments
Find it. Buy it. DIY it!
Mosaic Small Group Featured on NBC
Meet Volunteer David Gardner
Annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit
Corporate Build Day Program
Speakers Bureau
Habitat Insider
Board of Directors 

Gerry Bross 

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens


Past Chairman:

Tom Clarke  




Daniel Burgner
Caruso Affiliated



Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank



Alan Wright

California Bank & Trust

Bill Blake

Zurich North America


Celine Cordero
Englander, Knabe and Allen
Ranjan Goswami
Delta Air Lines, Inc

Mike Gipson
City of Carson


Carl Jordan 

US Bank


Eva Kalawski  

Platinum Equity, LLC 


Mike Lang

Lang Media Group


Edward Lin
Konami Digital Entertainment

John Manganiello
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Kim McManus
Awaken Humanity

 David Mead

Southern California Edison


Arnold Ng

Apex Commercial Real Estate


Matt Petersen  

Global Green USA


Lori Raya



Craig Russell

Walt Disney Imagineering


Linda Russell   

Wells Fargo


Jay Stark

JH Stark Companies


Troy Thrower  

The Woodward Group


Ken Walker

Ernst & Young



Our Mission


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating

substandard housing

by making decent,

affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.


Quick Links



July 2013


Gold Hammer 


Bank of America Charitable Foundation


Silver Hammer 


The Walt Disney Company


Bronze Hammer


Harvest Home


Architects Circle


The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation


Silver Nail




*Simpson Strong-Tie Company


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America


*Whirlpool Corporation


Zodiak USA


Bronze Nail


Helen and John Apostle


City View


Food Industry Sales Manager Club


*FOX Broadcasting Company


North Phoenix Baptist Church


Pacific Crossroads Church


Proskauer Rose LLP


Roll International Corp


Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign



* Denotes In-Kind Gifts 

Bank of America

Beach Cities Friends

California Department of Housing and Community Development

Capital Group Companies

Faithful Central Bible Church

Mayor Bob Foster

The Home Depot Foundation

W.M. Keck Foundation


City of Long Beach

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

City of Lynwood


*Schneider Electric

*Sit 'N Sleep

John and Cindy Smet

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


The Walt Disney Company

*Waste Management

Wells Fargo


*Denotes In-Kind Gifts



Greetings! This month has had many highlights, especially our recent dedication of nine homes in the City of Long Beach. Home Dedications are a celebration of our partner homeowners, as well as our volunteers and sponsors who make it all possible. Read more below and also find out other ways that you can lend your support!


On Saturday, August 24th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) officially welcomed nine new partner homeowners to the City of Long Beach! Long Beach City Councilmembers Steven Neal and Al Austin, Ray Brewer from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and HFH GLA board members were all on hand to celebrate the nine partner homeowners who put in a lot of hard work to make their dreams of homeownership a reality. Alongside our community partners, Wells Fargo, Oxy Long Beach, Inc. and Edison International also supported the building of these nine homes with generous financial contributions.


The nine homes that HFH GLA dedicated were built as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Porgram (NSP). Through NSP, HFH GLA has been able to help reinvigorate and revitalize some of Long Beach's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and those hit by the recent economic crisis.


Congratulations to the Ceja, Cordova, Figueroa, Leiva, Mark, Ochoa, Otis, Sanchez and Yi families on this milestone that will continue to impact lives for generations to come. For more information on homeownership opportunities click HERE. Click HERE to view photos from the day.


Do you try to keep up with the market and the rise and fall of interest rates? This can be a difficult task given that the market changes daily, even hourly!  


At HFH GLA we have a type of gift called a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) that can help you secure a stable and safe income stream for life while supporting our mission. 


A CGA gives capital back to you during your lifetime. It's a stable charitable giving program that provides a guaranteed fixed income. Because a portion of your gift is returned to you, some of your income is tax free. Plus our rates of return are relatively high when compared with a commercial annuity. For example, a single person 70 years of age can receive a fixed income with a rate of return set at 5.1 %. Similarly, a couple aged 75 & 73 can receive an income rate of 4.9 %. Plus, a portion of the annual income is tax free!


For more detailed information about how you can personally benefit from creating a CGA for yourself, click HEREIf you would like to talk to one of our staff members about this or other opportunities please contact Jennifer Wise, Vice President of Resource Development via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (424) 246-3627. 



Calling all DIYers! You can now turn to the
ReStore for ideas as well as reasonably priced items for your next big transformation! On
Saturday, September 14 instructors Natalie and Jeremy will show you how to sand, shape and treat a reclaimed piece of wood in order to give it new purpose! Join us from 10am - Noon at the Norwalk ReStore and leave with ideas for a new wood shelf! Learn more about Natalie and Jeremy at their blog, The Sunshine Grove!


Our ReStores are open 5 days/week (Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-6pm) 2 Locations:


17700 S. Figueroa St.

Gardena, CA 90248


11029 Alondra Blvd.

Norwalk, CA 90650





Mosaic Small Group Featured on NBC
A small group of supporters from Mosaic Church in Hollywood has made a commitment to sponsor one of HFH GLA's future homes in Culver City and recently had their story featured on NBC news. The small group was compelled to do something that would bring Angelenos from all walks of life together around a common cause after reading about the Philippi in Ancient Greece who were recognized for their generosity. To date, the group is off to a great start, having already raised nearly $50,000 using their fundraising website Philippians House and generous personal donations. Be sure to check out the news story HERE.




David Gardner

David started volunteering with HFH GLA in 2005.  He came to a build day with his employer at the time, TRW, and then weeks later with Rolling Hills United Methodist Church.  Eight years  later, David is still volunteering with us on a weekly basis, helping to keep our construction warehouse in order and occasionally working on construction sites. He plays an important role in keeping our construction materials       organized and accounted for. 



Read more about David HERE!





HFH GLA and the Los Angeles Business Council Invite you to the Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit


View invitation below and on our website HERE.


For more information and to register, please visit




Volunteers from Zurich North America

HFH GLA's Corporate Build Day program has grown dramatically over the past few years.  The Corporate Build Day program gives employees the opportunity to get out of the office and onto a construction site for a day of team building while giving back to the local community.  It brings together the combination of a company's financial resources and their volunteer efforts to build, renovate and rehabilitate homes making a difference for hardworking, low-income families in need of decent, sustainable and affordable housing.  This unique experience allows the company's staff to get to know their colleagues in a different setting, observe the employees' ability to work together and to tangibly demonstrate their commitment to public service.


We are grateful to our annual donors such as The Home Depot Foundation, Lowe's, The Capital Group Companies, OXY Long Beach, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, Bank of America, Vons, Delta Air Lines, Holland & Knight and many more who continuously support our mission.


Additionally, we also would like to thank new donors such as Media Temple, Axminster Medical Group and Zurich North America.




Janice Chang

The Speakers Bureau was formed to respond to requests for more information about Habitat for Humanity's mission and goals and to build awareness about the need for affordable housing. The Speakers Bureau is comprised of a broad group of individuals dedicated to delivering informative presentations to businesses and organizations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.


Recently the Speakers Bureau had an opportunity to present to the 108th and Hoover Neighborhood Association in Los Angeles.  Janice Chang represented HFH GLA at the meeting and provided residents of the community with information about our organization and our programs. Read more about Janice and other members of our Speakers Bureau HERE.


Since its inception this spring, the Speakers Bureau has already made presentations to 15 different groups and nearly 200 people.  To find out how you can request a speaker for your organization, business, faith group or classroom, please visit our website or email [email protected], to find our more information.



Like us on FACEBOOK or follow us on TWITTER and learn about how you can become an ADVOCATE for hardworking, low-income 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 (via Cars for Homes) 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: