Nicaragua Global Village Trip
Advocacy Day
Thrivent Builds Dedication
Are You a DIY Expert
Skirball Cultural Center
Lent Build
New Year's Resolution
Texas Tenors
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
Scott Farer
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  

City of Los Angeles


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





Silver Hammer


*Cotton Incorporated


Bronze Hammer



*The Valspar Corporation


Architects Circle



The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation


 Kenneth and Tami Walker


Silver Nail



Edward Adams and Roberta Turner


William Blake




Susan Booth


Creative Channel Services


Dermalogica, Inc.


Eleanor Eck


 Farmers Insurance Group


Shivaune Field


   The Jacqueline Glass Family


John and Hilda Arnold Foundation, Inc.


Michael and Laura Lang




Michael Pill


Andrew and Dina Sale


Scorebig, Inc.


Sermoonjoy Entertainment, Inc.


Teles Properties


Towers Watson


Michael Vukadinovich and Janet Bregar 


Bronze Nail


Lynn Abess


*All Safety Products, Inc.


Blake Andrews


Jeff Bamond


Charles Baumer


Best Best & Krieger LLP


Julian and Pamela Bieber


Scott Boughton


      Antoine and Maria Boulin


George and Janet Buckley


Buuck Family Foundation


Caring Realty


Edward and Julie Chavannes


Annette Crump


Cuningham Group Foundation


Brendan Duffy


C.H. and Diane Eilers


Emergency Groups Office


Ellen Farrell


Sydney and Raymond Feeney


Alan and Nancy Gittelson


Grace First Presbyterian Church


Harvest Home


David Hinkelman


Samuel Hughes


Jack L. Weaver Elementary


Eva Kalawski and John Sutton


Elizabeth Kasimow


Renee Kaswan


Kavich Reynolds Productions


Verra and Earnest Klinkert


Steve and Aeran Koch


Marie Lanniello


Pamela Lifford


Edward and Lily Lin


Jay and Grace Lin


Jennifer Livingston


Los Altos United Church of Christ


Los Altos United Methodist Church


Erin McConahey


McMaster-Carr Supply Company


Paula Moczygemba


Michele Nasatir


*NYX, Los Angeles, Inc.


One Fine Stay


Glenn and Eleanor Padnick


Cheryl Perkey and Neil Canter


Ed Pieklo


The Sweat, Dustin Blood Trust


Gertrude Pomish


Brian and Marianne Ring


Rolling Hills United Methodist Church


Fern Ruiz


Nadya Scott


Dan and Stephanie Sernett


Anne and Mark Severns


Sheila Gold Foundation


James Simmons and Olga Mohan


Ronald and Margene Stevens


Troy Thrower and Michele Barney


William and Linda Tyrer


Michael Valerio


Nicolas Villegas


Eric Webber and Gerard Kraaijeveld


William and Winifred Weisinger


Donald and Virginia Whinfrey


Kerrilee Wong 


* Denotes In-Kind Gifts 

The Ahmanson Foundation

Bank of America

California Department of Housing and Community Development

Delta Air Lines

Faithful Central Bible Church

The Gary D. Magness Foundation


The Home Depot Foundation


Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Mosaic L.A.

Sit 'N Sleep

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

The Valspar Corporation

Wells Fargo

Whirlpool Corporation




Happy New Year! At Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) our wish for 2014 is that many more hardworking, low-income families are able to experience the new beginning that homeownership provides. These dreams can only come true, however, when we come together to turn them into realities. Please consider making HFH GLA part of your New Year's resolution by volunteering, shopping in our ReStores, or making a donation!


In 2013, HFH GLA tithed to Habitat for Humanity Nicaragua in support of their San Cayetano community project. To kick off 2014, we were able to send a group on a Global Village trip to follow our tithe and build a couple of the homes that we helped to fund. 


HFH GLA's group of 17 was made up of board members, staff and major donors. In five days, our group built two homes in a duplex style structure for the Artola family, which included the grandparents, granddaughters and their young children. The group even finished pouring the concrete floors of the homes - a feature that will make a dramatic improvement in the lives of their young children. Replacing a dirt floor with a concrete floor is a very simple solution that dramatically improves health and secures a better path of development in a child's life. After learning what an important part of the home this would be, it was a highlight of the build to see the concrete being poured.


It was a week filled with hard work and new experiences. The week also served as a reminder that while our work is not able to impact everyone it makes a world of difference to the families that we are able to serve.






Habitat for Humanity California held its third annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento January 14th through 15th, 2014.  Representatives from HFH GLA included volunteer, Randy Dobbs; Habitat Homeowner and staff member Sylvia Bautista; as well as staff members Belen Bernal, Joshua Butler and Veronica Garcia.


Nearly half of the 49 Habitat affiliates in California were represented and more than 109 meetings were held with legislators from throughout California.  Our main goal was to educate our elected representatives about the need for affordable housing and the importance of creating a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.  Our legislative priorities include The California Homes and Jobs Act (SB391) and the concept of including affordable housing in IFD's (Infrastructure Finance Districts), which cities and counties currently use to pay for regional scale public works.


For more information about SB391, visit www.californiahomesandjobsact.org 



On a recent sunny Saturday in Long Beach, we dedicated the eighth home in greater Los Angeles to be built in partnership with Thrivent Financial. The not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization is responsible for building more than 2,900 Habitat for Humanity homes through its Thrivent Builds program.


We were also honored to have Long Beach City Councilmember Dee Andrews, representatives from the HFH GLA Lutheran coalition and many volunteers who worked on the four bedroom, two bathroom home in attendance to see our partner family receive their keys.


Thrivent Financial also announced their commitment to build a ninth home with us in 2014!

We are looking for passionate do-it-yourselfers to lead DIY workshops at our Norwalk ReStore. If you are interested in sharing your talent and expertise with others all while giving back - this is the opportunity! Possibilities for workshops include refinishing furniture, upholstery, holiday crafting and more. Interested? Please tell us a little about yourself in an email and send it to [email protected] .

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


17700 S. Figueroa St.

Gardena, CA 90248


11029 Alondra Blvd.

Norwalk, CA 90650




Last weekend HFH GLA hosted the Skirball Cultural Center's "Last Weekend of the Month" event. Skirball currently has a running exhibit on Moshe Safdie, the famous architect, making us the perfect community partner to tie into the exhibit's overall theme. We had an arts and crafts table for kids to decorate paper construction hats or make color by number tool-kits. We also asked kids to answer the question, "What does home mean to you?". Our main attraction, however, was a station to construct houses out of marshmallows and straws. Our affiliate connected with more than 400 children over the course of the two days. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who supported us over the weekend!

Join us for our annual Lent Build 2014: 40 Days of Building on Faith! March 5th through April 19th we will help build and repair homes for those in need across greater Los Angeles. Weekday group build days are available for $500 and Saturdays for $2,500. Space is limited so contact Chris Untiet today to register!


Estate planners recommend reviewing your estate plan at least every five years keeping the questions below in mind.


  • Does your will included everyone to whom you wish to make a bequest?
  • Does your will include provisions for those with special needs?
  • Do you have more grandchildren than when you last prepared your will?
  • Have any of your heirs passed away or are no longer in need of your bequest?
  • Have you included bequests to your favorite charities?


Without a will or trust, state laws dictate the distribution of estate assets. These state laws are not likely to be the same as your specific wishes and also do not include charitable bequests. There are many estate-planning strategies that can save tax dollars and allow you to make larger gifts than you think possible, to your loved ones and charity. HFH GLA can provide guidance in this area.


To request more information contact:  Jennifer M. Wise, Vice President of Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, 17700 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena, CA 90248; Direct: (424) 246-3627, [email protected].




The Texas Tenors, who rose to fame after appearing on America's Got Talent, came out to build with us this past month.   JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen traded in microphones for hammers and helped to weatherize our seven affordable and sustainable homes being constructed in the City of Lynwood for hardworking, low-income families. Check out more photos HERE. 





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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!   


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