volume xlvi | june 2017
meet a future habitat homeowner

Jonathan, his wife Sarah, and their three children, baby Adrian, Arianna (8), and Jonathan Jr. (9) have lived in a two-bedroom rental apartment for the past three years. Arianna and Jonathan, Jr. share a bedroom in the small apartment. Health, safety, and maintenance issues go unaddressed by the landlord. There are no safe spaces for the children to play outside.

Jonathan proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, participating in
Operation Iraqi Freedom and earning a variety of medals, ribbons, badges, certificates, and letters in celebration of his exemplary service. For the past seven years, he has worked as a salesman at Anheuser-Busch. Sarah has been a baggage service agent at Envoy Air for the past five years.

Like many parents throughout San Diego, Jonathan and Sarah work hard to give their children the best future possible. Even though they have good, steady jobs, they still need a hand up to have a safe, affordable home they can call their own. And they know that along with that home will come self-reliance, stability, and independence.

Jonathan and Sarah will soon have the opportunity to purchase a Habitat home in El Cajon.  They are so pleased to be able to build and buy the "forever home" they have
prayed for, and are grateful for the volunteers and sponsors who are making their dream come true.
same mission.  new location.  

We're pleased to announce that we've outgrown our administrative offices, and will be moving to Kearny Mesa, effective July 7th. 

Come visit us! 
8128 Mercury Court 
San Diego, CA 92111 

Please note that the Mission Valley ReStore will continue to operate at 10222 San Diego Mission Road until mid-August.  Stay tuned for news on the ReStore's big move! 
advocacy action alert 

Habitat for Humanity California is a statewide coalition of more than 45 independent Habitat affiliates that serve communities across California. The coalition works in unison to advocate for affordable homeownership opportunities for families with limited-incomes and in almost all cases helping families make the transition from multi-generational renting to ownership. We join many other statewide housing advocacy organizations in taking action this week and it will make a difference in supporting Housing across California.
The Legislature is close to adjourning for summer recess on July 21st without addressing the housing crisis in California.
  • The cost of renting a home is at an all-time high.
  • Homeownership in California is at its lowest rate since the 1940s!
  • 1 out of 5 residents pay more than half their income on housing. 
These statistics are unacceptable and should not be ignored.  
Starting today, we ask that you call and tweet your assemblymember and senator and to tell them to support SB 2 and AB 71  (in the Assembly) and SB 3 (in the Senate) before the summer recess.  
It only takes 3 steps:
Step 1: Find your district
Enter your home address here to find your assemblymember and senator. Then call the member's Capitol office. Capitol numbers can be found here. (members listed alphabetically).
Step 2: Call
Use this sample script to make the call easier. Feel free to add your hometown context on the crisis.
  Thank you for making the time to take action. 
Step 3: Tweet
Use these instructions to tweet all week.  Share and retweet as much  as possible.

Thank you for making the time to take action!  We can build louder when we join together.
partner corner 

Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month!  

San Diego Habitat for Humanity | 10222 San Diego Mission Road
sdhfh.org | 619-283-4663 (HOME)