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Congress is in the midst of determining spending levels for federal programs and has proposed drastic cuts to essential housing and service programs, like HOME.  HOME What:     The Senate Appropriations Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) subcommittee dealt a staggering blow to the HOME program yesterday with a proposal to fund HOME at just $66 million in FY16, a …

New Affordable Home Breaking Ground in Athens

Over the past year, we have worked closely with Los Angeles County and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) to design and secure funding, as well as land, for an affordable home that focuses on innovation and sustainability. SCI-Arc students have completed plans for a “green” home located at 1232 West 101st Street in the Athens neighborhood of LA …

Nissan and Heisman Winners Joined Us in Tackling Affordable Housing

Heisman Trophy winners are no strangers to hard work and it was wonderful to have their help raising walls on the Loza’s family new Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles home. They were also joined by volunteers from Nissan, the Heisman Trophy Trust, as well as the entire Loza family. It was a fun day, but also a meaningful …

Habitat to Assist those Affected by Nepal Earthquake

Habitat’s disaster response teams are assessing the situation in Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit on Saturday. Because we have been in the country for several years, we plan to be involved in long-term response efforts.  This includes coordinating efforts to get temporary shelter to families (more information is below in the press release from Habitat for Humanity International).  …

ASBW: Youth in Action!

Last week was Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), a national Habitat for Humanity youth advocacy week that encourages youth to advocate for affordable housing. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. was Habitat LA’s Youth Ambassador for ASBW. Together we engaged more than 600 youth during ASBW in various ways. We had youth design doors, write home acrostic poems, decorate t-shirts to advocate …

Indoor Allergies and Sleep

In honor of National Volunteer Week and Sit ‘n Sleep’s build day with us, we’d like to share a few tips from them on how you can achieve a better night’s sleep. Indoor Allergies Getting You Down? Here’s What You Can Do… Warmer days and plenty of sunshine aren’t the only things that come with the end of winter. The …

Sleep, Food, and Drink

In honor of National Volunteer Week and Sit ‘n Sleep’s build day with us, we’d like to share a few tips from them on how you can achieve a better night’s sleep. Food and Drink’s Impact on Sleep Food and drink impact healthy sleep in a variety of ways. While certain foods and drinks are known to help facilitate healthy …

Habitat LA Launches WaterWise Homes in Support of Mayor Garcetti’s Sustainability pLAn

On April 1, Governor Brown ordered California’s first ever mandatory statewide water reductions. Today, a week later, Mayor Garcetti announced the first ever citywide sustainability pLAn, with one of the primary focuses being to save the drop. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is one of the first organizations to announce our support of the pLAn and …

Habitat LA is LA Galaxy’s Community Partner of the Match on 4/18

The LA Galaxy believes in supporting their community and has partnered with charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area. In March, the LA Galaxy participated in a Habitat LA build day as part of the LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty campaign. At the build, the team got to know Habitat LA and our mission to bring people together to build homes, …

Collegiate Challenge: Habitat LA

Habitat LA was joined by three different universities from around the country during the month of March. High Point University from Northern Carolina, University of Northern Iowa, and University of California Irvine all participated in this year’s Collegiate Challenge program with us. This year marks 26 years of Collegiate Challenge. Collegiate Challenge is an alternative way to spend spring break. …