volume LII | february 2018
women build 2018

San Diego Habitat for Humanity Women Build unites women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing many families in San Diego County. By bringing women together to swing hammers and fundraise, Women Build promotes empowerment, solidarity, learning, and pride in our city. It encourages women to give back to their community while helping San Diego Habitat make a difference in the lives of local families.
 
This year, the event has been extended from one week to an entire month: April 30 - May 26th, 2018 . Get involved with Women Build TODAY!
big spring cleanout
Moving? Planning a home renovation? Just need to get rid of old stuff? Let us help you with the Big Spring Cleanout! From now until March 24, donate materials to the ReStore and be entered to win a KitchenAid BBQ Island. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, on March 24 th , each of our ReStore locations – Kearny Mesa, Escondido, and National City - will host a 50% off sale along with games and food. The BBQ island winner will be announced the week of March 26 th .
san diego habitat hopebuilders

Because of your financial support and the tireless efforts of our dedicated volunteers, more than 300 families in San Diego County now have the strength, stability, and independence they need to build better futures. But we need your help! There are still more families in our community who are stuck in unaffordable, overcrowded, or substandard conditions that no one deserves to endure.

With your help, future Habitat homeowners can achieve the independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Please consider becoming a San Diego Habitat HopeBuilder by making a monthly contribution and help build homes all year long! Click the link below to set up your monthly gift.
neighborhood revitalization and critical home repair
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In 2017, through our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) program, we introduced a Critical Home Repair initiative. The focus of this initiative is on accessibility improvements, mobility modifications, weatherization enhancements, and critical home repairs that are crucial to help families to remain in their own homes and for seniors to age in place.
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One of our success stories is with homeowners Marie and Ozell. They have been members of the Logan Heights community for over 40 years. In 1971, Marie was a single mother who had just purchased her first home and began her career at Mercy Hospital. Now, she has retired and lives in that same house where she raised her three children. Today, grandchildren visit and her home is busy with family.
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Marie and Ozell first heard about Habitat’s Critical Home Repair initiative through a church member. Their home was in evident need of repairs, and by meeting our qualification guidelines we have been able to address significant health and safety concerns, including lead and asbestos remediation, the installation of a wheelchair ramp, window replacement, and the addition of a walk-in bathtub. Repairing Marie’s home will allow her and her family to live a stronger and a more stable life in their beloved community of Logan Heights.
every voice

Together, our voices can effect major change, and we consistently use our voices to advocate for solutions to affordable housing issues facing San Diegans. In January, we joined 25 other California Habitat affiliates on a two-day lobbying trip to Sacramento. We thanked our legislators for their support of the recently passed housing package , and urged them to continue passing legislation that helps Californians combat the affordable housing crisis.

CEO Lori Pfeiler also recently joined more than 340 Habitat leaders, volunteers and homeowners from across the country in Washington, DC, to advocate for affordable housing . The budget proposed by the White House would drastically cut—and in some cases entirely eliminate—funding that communities use to finance the construction and repair of affordable homes, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the Self Help Ownership Opportunity (SHOP) Program, and the AmeriCorps program. 

In meetings over the course of three days with locally elected legislators representing San Diego, Habitat called on Congress to set aside the flawed budget proposal and instead work to prioritize solutions that will end the affordable housing crisis.

Click the button below to stay informed about affordable housing advocacy.
support habitat california

It’s tax season and we can’t help but feel hopeful.

Why? With as a little as $1, California tax filers – you, your friends, and your family – have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to the Habitat for Humanity Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund on your 2017 California tax return and maximize our efforts to help children, families and veterans have a decent home. Click the button below to get started!
partner corner

Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month! 
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111
619-283-4663 (HOME)