Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Rating: 5 stars 9 reviews
Issues: Homeless & Housing, Economic Development
Location: 17700 S. Figueroa St. Gardena CA 90248 USA
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
Results: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has built nearly 700 homes to date in Greater Los Angeles and around the world. We operate two succesful retail stores in Gardena and Norwalk which sell home improvement materials to the public. Proceeds from the store support our work. We are currently building in multiple cities and engage over 10,000 volunteers each year.
Target demographics: Habitat for Humanity seeks to partner with hard working individuals and families who demonstrate the need for better shelter.
Direct beneficiaries per year: up to 75 homeowners
Programs: HFH GLA's A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program provides exterior home repairs free of charge to qualifying low-income homeowners. Repairs can include painting, landscaping and other minor repairs. Interested homeowners must demonstrate proof of ownership, residency in the Greater LA region and financial need. This program is targeted towards low-income households earning less than 80% of area median income.
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As a consultant and executive coach, it has been my privilege to work with the Habitat for over eight years in different capacities as a professional. The agency staff and board are tireless in their commitment toward providing housing for families in need. Every individual within the agency has a genuine passion for the mission and goes "above and beyond: in their efforts to provide a quality home for as many families as possible. I am honored to work with such a dedicated and committed organization
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