THE HABITAT HAMMER
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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT


Beige Rivera, an employee at Cox Communications, has recently been very busy volunteering with us at Habitat. She built with us three times this past May and loved it! She was the only one from Cox to build for Women Build, then at the Lakeside build site, and then at the Cox Call Center where she worked on building playhouses for local families through Habitat's Playhouse Program.

Through the support of her family and friends, she was able to raise enough money for her Women Build tool belt. The joy Beige showed for "getting in the dirt" is inspiring and we hope all of our volunteers have as much of a good time building as she did.

Thank you, Beige, for all of your hard work!
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Keep an eye out for the newly wrapped ReStore truck in North County, and give our driver a wave! He's ready to come get your donations. Big thanks to Promo Deli and Wrap City San Diego for the makeover!

Call (619) 516-5267 to arrange pickup of your unneeded building materials and home furnishings today!

Click here for more information about items the ReStore accepts.
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Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Volume XVII, 2014

Habitat Off Broadway!

SDHFH looks forward to Habitat Off Broadway each year; it affords us a unique opportunity to share the Habitat homebuilding mission with the many people who live and work downtown - people who might not otherwise have a chance to see our life-changing program in action.

This year did not disappoint!  We framed the walls of one of the homes of our newest community in El Cajon, broke it down into manageable pieces, and shipped it to a storage facility, where it will remain until we officially break ground on the community in a couple of months.

We took the opportunity to thank our corporate partners at our "Spotlight on Sponsors" luncheon on the last day of the event.   We were joined by San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria, Captain Gisele Bonitz, Wounded Warrior program coordinator at SPAWAR, emcee Rory Devine of NBC San Diego, and new Habitat homeowners, the Nieto family.

Thank you to all of our Habitat Off Broadway partners - California Bank & Trust, The Irvine Company, Union Bank and NBC San Diego - for your generous support of this event!
2014 Habitat Off Broadway - KNSD Channel 7 8/15/14
Watch the news coverage
Habitat Off Broadway 2014

   

Habitat Dedicates First of Seven Rehabilitated Homes in National City
San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) proudly partners with local municipalities to provide affordable homes to families in need, and it recently partnered with the City of National City to rehabilitate vacant single family homes. On August 4th, SDHFH and city officials held
National City Mayor Ron Morrison, Councilmembers, and new homeowners. 
a home dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of a fully rehabilitated home that will be sold to a local family.  This home is the first of seven vacant houses that will be rehabbed into beautiful homes for purchase by low/moderate income first-time homebuyers.

At the ceremony, the new homeowner family was present as well as National City Mayor Ron  Morrison, Councilmembers, and many Habitat volunteers.  The family was introduced and given a ceremonial key to the home by the Mayor. The family then participated in the ribbon cutting and celebrated with all in attendance in their new home.

This is a family that thought that home ownership was out of their reach, but through creative partnerships like this one, they are now able to live in a safe, affordable home.

For more information about Habitat's rehab programs, contact KC Clifford at 619-283-4663.  
Habitat Donations Go International - This Year to Romania
Many people know about San Diego Habitat's mission to help provide homes to local families in need, but did you know that your donations also help make an impact on families in need around the world? Each year, San Diego Habitat for Humanity provides a tithe of unrestricted contributions to Habitat for Humanity International to be used toward home building efforts internationally.

This past year, Habitat provided a tithe to Habitat for Humanity Romania, supporting the Homes for a Secure Future project. Through this project, thirty homes will be built in the next five years for families in Oradea who have been evicted from their homes by the government because of the continued post-communist privatization. These include young families, elderly people with no shelter, and single mothers and their children.

Local and international volunteers numbering in the hundreds have been giving their time to make this project possible and have already helped build two homes and started the foundation and walls of six others. Work on the next twenty homes will begin in September. Because all the homes will be built together in one area, t
his project will truly be creating a Habitat community, and a strong bond between all those involved. Your continued donations have helped make this possible.

 
Report Proves Habitat's Mission is Vital in San Diego
According to a recent study by The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC), San Diego has the second largest shortfall of homes affordable to low income families in California. Many of these families live in unhealthy or unsafe conditions, crowd multiple people into each room and still pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent. Since 2000, median rent in San Diego County has increased by 23 percent but the median income has decreased by seven percent, making it more difficult for low income families to afford a home.

Click here to read the CHPC report for these and more interesting findings about the state of housing in San Diego.

However, with your help, San Diego Habitat for Humanity is addressing this major challenge, providing affordable homeownership opportunities to low income families in the neighborhoods throughout San Diego County. The statistics in this report show exactly what Habitat wants to change, and how it truly does affect the lives of so many people.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity offers everyone a chance to make things better, and gives hope to so many. Becoming a part of Habitat's mission can change the lives of families, one home at a time.
 
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San Diego, CA 92108
 

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