Friday, December 10, 2010

Celebrate the Gift of Home during the Holidays by Supporting Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.

We all love that popular song "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays," because it holds a lot of truth this time of year. Home plays an important role during the holiday season. It is where we gather with our loved ones to remember what is important in life - friends, family, love, laughter and a roof over our heads. For this reason, what better way to celebrate the holidays than by supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, so that more hardworking families and individuals can experience the pride and security of homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has several ways that you can help build hope, lives and communities for the holidays!

  • You CAN support our annual ReStore holiday food drive. Bring in non-perishable food items to our Gardena and Norwalk locations before 12/21 and help feed a family in need this holiday season.
  • Participate in our Adopt-a-Family program individually, or as a group with colleagues, to help support our 57 identified partner families.
  • Visit the toy house at L.A. Live built by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, with the help of AEG volunteers, and donate a toy to Stevie Wonder's annual "House Full of Toys " benefit at Nokia Theatre on 12/18.
As always, we always appreciate new and gently used furniture, appliances, lumber and hardware donations to our ReStores. We also love to have individuals volunteer their time in our offices, on one of our construction sites and in our ReStores.

Happy Holidays from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles!

Aprenda Como Puede Puede Comprar Su Casa con Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles tiene emocionantes oportunidades para comprar casa y convertirse en dueño de su propia casa. Estamos aceptando aplicaciones para viviendas en Long Beach, Lynwood y South Gate.
Los requisitos de elegibilidad son:
· Debe tener los requisitos de ingresos. Vea el cuadro debajo.
· Debe tener buen crédito - no debe tener recientes juramentos, gravámenes ó quiebras.
· Debe completar 200 horas de esfuerzo.
· Debe completar un Taller de Capacitación para Compradores de Vivienda de 8 horas aprobado por HUD.
· Debe asistir a una orientación de Habitat for Humanity.
· Debe tener la capcidad de realizar un pago inicial sobre la vivienda.
· Debe ser ciudadano o residente legal permanente de los Estados Unidos.
Requisitos de Ingresos (*ingreso annual minimo aproximado)

Numero de Personas 
en el Hogar                 minimo               maximo          
1                          $17,400         $46,400
2                          $19,900         $53,000
3                          $22,400         $59,650
4                          $24,850         $66,250
5                          $26,850         $71,550
6                          $28,850         $76,850
7                          $30,850         $82,150
8                          $32,850         $87,450 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles se ha asociado con HUD en el Programa de Estabilización de Vecindarios (Neighborhood Stabilization Program - NSP) para incentivar la compra de viviendas embargadas  y estabilizar comunidades sufriendo de ejecuciones y abandono de propiedades. Habrá aproximadamente 100 propiedades disponibles para comprar en las ciudades de Long Beach, South Gate y Lynwood.
Puede comenzar hoy a tomar los siguientes pasos hacia convertirse en Comprador de Vivienda de Habitat.
1. Llame al 310-323-4663, extensión 118 ó envíe un correo electrónico a  y pida lo siguiente:

· Información sobre NSP
· Cuestionario de Elegiblidad
· Una lista de los prestamistas capacitados en NSP
· Información e itinerario de las próximas orientaciones.

2.    Reunirse  con un prestamista - aunque usted crea no poder calificar para un préstamo hipotecario.
3.    Asistir a una orientación de Habitat.
4.    Someter una aplicación, incluyendo los documentos necesarios, y una pequeña tarifa de procesamiento y chequeo de crédito.

Para mas información sobre la oportunidades de vivienda de Habitat, llame al Departamento de Relaciones
Propietarias al (310) 323-4663 o visite nuestro sitio de internet 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hal Hart Celebrates 10 Years of Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.

Just recently, Hal Hart celebrated 10 years of volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles . He first volunteered at the Wilmington blitz build on December 2, 2010. Hal celebrated his anniversary in true Habitat fashion - by volunteering at our Imperial Highway site in Lynwood.

Hal's leadership through JCWP, Cornerstone Training and in all things safety related, as well as his dedication to our mission has been, and will continue to be, a tremendous asset to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and all the homeowners we serve.

Hal Hart (on his knees, next to President Carter) at the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in 2007 at Harborside Terrace in San Pedro. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Flair Cleaners Puts a New Twist on their Annual Holiday Clothing Drive

With locations in Valencia, Burbank, Studio City and Redondo Beach, Flair Cleaners has their thumb on the pulse of what our local communities need. For this reason, they host an annual Holiday Clothing Drive. This will be their eighth year and they are hoping to make it their most successful year yet by adding a new twist that involves Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles .

Anyone and everyone is invited to donate excess clothing items at any one of Flair's five locations and help them in "Piling Up The Pounds". Four local charities will be collecting the clothes throughout the drive. Here's where the twist comes in; for every 10 pounds of clothing donated, Fair will donate $1, up to $2,500, to the charity that gets the most votes on their Facebook Fan Page wall.

Flair has listed 20 charities on their Facebook Fan Page and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is one of them! Become a fan of Flair Cleaners and then vote for us by posting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles on their wall. At the end of December, all the votes will be tallied and the winning charity will get a special cash donation.

Clean out your closet, vote for us on Facebook and support this awesome holiday campaign! Thank you Flair Cleaners!