Habitat LA ReStore Featured in GMC DIY Challenge

Check out the final furniture pieces from GMC’s DIY Challenge HERE! Three do-it-yourself experts – Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired, Timothy Dahl from Charles & Hudson and Brad Pennington from DoItYourself.com – did an amazing job picking out materials from our Torrance ReStore and crafting them into new pieces. Our very own, Karen Moore, did an excellent job judging. We …

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to Honor Earvin “Magic” Johnson as ‘Dream Builder of the Year’ at 2015 Los Angeles Builder’s Ball™

The Event Marks the 25th Anniversary of Habitat LA and Celebrates Real Estate Leaders Committed to Community Focused Building  Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Builders Ball™. Habitat LA will honor its construction and real estate counterparts for their shared commitment to …

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Partners Collaborate on New Model for Affordable Home

Kickoff Celebration to Take Place Thursday, August 20  Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has joined together with Los Angeles County 2nd District, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), General Motors Foundation and Bernards to build an innovative, energy-efficient home. The design of the three-bedroom home is progressive and sustainable …

Sending Prayers to The Carter’s

Yesterday afternoon Former President Carter made an announcement that he was diagnosed with cancer.  We are very saddened by this news.  The Former President shared that,  “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory …

Ralphs Community Contribution Program

Feed the body and the soul by registering for the new term of the Ralphs Community Contribution Program beginning September 1, 2015. After you register and designate Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), your purchases from Ralphs will automatically be credited to us and Ralphs will donate a percentage of your total. It’s an easy way to …

GMC DIY Challenge

GMC’s DIY challenge, in partnership with This Old House, will task Southern California based DIY influencers with creating one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture using only salvaged materials! That’s where Habitat LA’s ReStore comes in. The contestants will have a limited amount of time to scour the aisles for raw building materials, home décor and furniture pieces that they can transform into …

Archbishop Gomez’ Site Blessing

Archbishop Gomez, who is the Archbishop of the nation’s largest Catholic Archdiocese, paid a visit to our seven home site on Magnolia in Lynwood. He blessed each home and also spent time with each family inside their home. Archbishop Gomez also blessed the work of Habitat LA’s Catholic Coalition, which helped to build and sponsor one of the homes. The …

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED TODAY!

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 …

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 …