Spring | 2023


A Spotlight on Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods®

We had an amazing turnout during our annual WE Build 2023 on Saturday, May 13th! We accomplished $32,000.00 worth of work! Our wonderful volunteers planted plants and drip heads in the community basin and formed an eagle out of rocks. In Phase 2 of our homes, Volunteers installed address numbers, access panels and plaques, measured and installed caulk baseboards, began fencing, and painted the interior of the homes! Volunteers also worked on Phase 3 by mixing and pouring concrete on the walkways.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who supported our veterans during the annual WE Build 2023!

Donate here to help us continue to build the Palmdale community

Palmdale Phase 2 Key Ceremony

After months of hard-work and dedication towards their sweat equity, six more veteran families received their keys for the second phase in our Palmdale Veteran Enriched Neighborhood®.

Special Thank You

Thank you to Vice Board Chair, Michael Weintraub, Congressman Mike Garcia, Assemblymember Tom Lackey, CalVet Undersecretary Russell Atterberry, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Palmdale Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Alarcon, Councilmember Richard Loa, Councilmember Eric Ohlsen, The Palmdale Elks 2027 and our CEO and President Donna Deutchman for welcoming our Phase two families on May 13th.

North Hollywood Ground Breaking

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), Homes 4 Families, and the City of Los Angeles held a public ceremony on Monday, April 24th, to break ground on 12 new homes for low-income veteran families. The North Hollywood Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® will focus on the unique needs of veterans in the local community. The upcoming project will be built as a 3-story townhome, with two units being full-ADA with elevators.

Thank you to our project partners and major donors who helped us break ground:

Congressman Tony Cardenas

Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian

Los Angeles City Councilmember John Lee

Lindsey Sin, CalVet

Makenna Gordon, Senator Caroline Menjivar

Stephone Neely, LAHD

Jack Olree, Wells Fargo

Eric Gutierrez, Anheuser-Busch

Jason Gietter, Bank of America

Rashi Kallur, Citibank

Brad Rosenheim, Homes for Families Board Chairman

Michael Weintraub, Homes for Families Board Vice Chairman

Donna Deutchman, Homes for Families President & CEO

Upcoming Events

Rainbow Build 2023

Join us in supporting the building of veteran homes while we build the spirit of community, understanding and friendships. This build brings people together to not only build homes, but to learn about housing issues impacting the LGTBQ+ community and Veterans.

Click here to sign up for September 30, 2023

Over the Edge 2023

With adrenaline taking over, join us in Over the Edge 2023 by rappelling down the roof of the 25-story Universal Hilton Hotel located at the world-famous Universal Studios Hollywood.

Click here to sign up for October 28, 2023

Funder Spotlight

Home Depot

This quarter, we are celebrating our long partnership with Home Depot and Team Home Depot. The San Fernando store, led by Store Manager Kim Cherney, has been a loyal partner for over fourteen years! They have donated materials and volunteer to complete many community projects in our Pacoima, Sylmar, Santa Clarita, and Palmdale neighborhoods. Most recently, they donated appliances, and donated and painted all doors for our Phase 2 Palmdale homes! In addition, we welcomed the Palmdale store, led by Store Manager Dana Hoffman, to our Palmdale project for the first time at our recent WE Build. The store donated cement for Phase 2 fences and Phase 3 walkways, and brought a hard-working team of 20 to help! We are truly thankful for Home Depot, who is dedicated to Doing More for Veterans.

Our Sponsors

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Services Trust


Lockheed Martin

Marilyn Lichtman Foundation

Pacific Western Bank

Hollywood Canteen Foundation

Aerojet Rocketdyne

The Charitable Foundation

Homebuyer Applications

We are currently accepting applications for Veterans to join our Palmdale neighborhood. If you or a Veteran you know may qualify, please visit our website.

Apply for a home

Hard Hats for Heroes

Our simple, recurring monthly giving program allows you to donate a small amount that adds up meaningfully!

After just one year:

$10 a month will buy a family window

$25 a month will buy a front door

$50 a month will buy cabinets for a Veteran's kitchen

Join the club

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