Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We could not have built this home without the generous support of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' "Thrivent Builds" program and the hundreds of volunteers who came out since September to build this home.
If you are interested in joining this celebration and experiencing what Habitat homeownership means to the community - please contact our office at 310-323-HOME.
Here's a little bit about the Gaxiola Family:
Joe Gaxiola, who is legally blind and recovering from a kidney transplant, has long dreamed of providing a safe home for his family away from the crime and violence surrounding their previous Compton apartment. To make this dream a reality the Gaxiola family has completed at least 500 hours of “sweat equity” building their home as a down payment and will pay back a zero-interest loan. The Gaxiola home is the third and final home to be completed at the Grand Avenue and 112th Street site, all of which have been funded by Thrivent Builds. The homeowners of the other two homes were involved throughout the Gaxiola build, often times providing lunch for volunteers and contributing hours towards the Gaxiola’s “sweat equity.” Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles works in partnership with local families and volunteers to make affordable housing and homeownership possible.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
- Currently living in sub-standard conditions
- Ability to pay back a zero interest loan (our partner families total household income is less than the average median income)
- Willingness to put in at least 500 hours of "sweat equity" build time on the family's home and their neighbors' homes
If you think you would qualify or perhaps you know someone who may qualify, we urge you to visit our website and find out about our application process. We have helped over 230 families buy homes in Los Angeles and they all thought it was a longshot, but they went for it anyway and now they are home.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Today's post is by Brianna & Andrea about their experience at the event, thanks ladies!
I’m Brianna and I’m Andrea! This morning was very different for us (something new!). Yay! We got to go to a private concert and see Colbie Caillat perform at 104.3 MYfm and took a picture with her. We were also on KTLA (yup, we were on the news and clapped!). J It was a great experience. Thank you Clear Channel Radio for a fun free school day and inviting us to your studio and giving us a tour of the station. “Valentine” from the morning show and Jessica Holmes from KTLA are major funny!
Andrea & Brianna