12 Low-Income Veteran Families Move Into First-Of-Its-Kind Community In Sylmar

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The Hernandez family has moved out of their two bedroom apartment and into their very first home.  Effrain, an Army veteran, and Valerie, an Army National Guard veteran, and their three daughters, Cecelia, and twins, Carmen and Cristine, are one of the 12 very-low income families moving into a first-of-its-kind Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™ for veterans in Sylmar, CA in April. On April 12, 2014, Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) hosted a Home Dedication/Key Ceremony at the Sylmar Habitat for Heroes site where the families received the keys to their homes. CalVet Secretary Peter Gravett and Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes attended spoke at the event. The Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™, named “Sylmar Habitat for … Read More

12 Low-Income Veteran Families to Move into First-of-its-Kind Community in Sylmar This April

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Los Angeles, MARCH 27, 2014 – The Hernandez family cannot wait to move out of their two bedroom apartment and into their very first home. Effrain, an Army veteran, and Valerie, an Army National Guard veteran, and their three daughters, Cecelia (7 yrs.), and twins, Carmen and Cristine (5 yrs.), will be one of the 12 very-low income families to move into a first-of-its-kind Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™ for veterans in Sylmar, CA this April. The Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™, named “Sylmar Habitat for Heroes ”, was built by Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) in collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). It is the first community in the nation to provide homeownership to very-low income veteran families … Read More

Construction Update

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Tile & Lighting Installed in Bathrooms at our 12-Home Sylmar Site!   The California Department of Veterans Affairs, Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and the California Department of Housing and Community Development are collaborating on this special project.

Habitat For Humanity Honored Santa Clarita Seventh Annual Builders Ball Gala

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Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys honored the “Santa Clarita Seven” at the annual Builder’s Ball Gala held Feb. 21 at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. Santa Clarita Mayor Laurene Weste presented awards to the seven, all veterans who represent organizations that provide services to veterans in the Santa Clarita or San Fernando Valleys. The seven veteran organizations and leaders from the SCV recognized were: Dick Jeffries representing Back to the War Zone; RJ Kelly representing the Veterans Advocacy Network; JD Kennedy representing  American Legion Post 507;  Chuck Morris representing the Traveling Vietnam Wall, Friendly Valley Veterans Club; Bill Reynolds representing the 9th Infantry Division, Charlie Company and Renard Thomas representing College of the Canyons Veterans Affairs Department. … Read More

Home Depot Foundation and Valley Veterans Honored at Habitat Gala: Over $284K Raised

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Honoring Home Depot and key valley veterans, Citigroup and over 370 community leaders joined to raise over $284,000 for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ Enriched Neighborhood™ housing and self-sufficiency program for veterans last Friday, Feb 21, at the annual Habitat Hearts for Heroes Builders Ball. The event, chaired by Doreen Shine and emceed by Gary Bryan of KEARTH 101, highlighted and celebrated the low-income veterans and their families who will be moving into the Habitat for Heroes Enriched Neighborhoods™ for veterans, currently being built in collaboration with The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). Theresa Gunn, Deputy Secretary of Farm and Home Loans for CalVet, spoke about the collaboration at the event, recognized veterans from the San Fernando Valley, and … Read More