Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita!
Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita, Mayor Cameron Smyth, and Santa Clarita City Council who awarded $350,000 to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys in support of social service initiatives and programs in an affordable neighborhood honoring veterans. This grant comes as a matching contribution with the $350,000 received this past June from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
These grants will help the third and final phase of our 78-home Veteran Enriched NeighborhoodÂ® reach completion. Our homeowners pay a mortgage which is reinvested into new homes and the surrounding communityâ€” meaning that all contributions create more opportunities for reinvestments by our veteran homeowners, leveraging grant dollars exponentially. Contributions donâ€™t only benefit our military families, but the surrounding Santa Clarita Valley as well.
The City of Santa Clarita and the community have already been wonderful partners during this project, welcoming our veterans and families, and a great place for them to call home. Our veterans work for the City, for local businesses, and as law enforcement, teachers, nurses, social workers, and active duty military. They would be assets to any community and we are proud that the City of Santa Clarita recognizes that.
Through our Veteran Enriched NeighborhoodÂ® Model, which was developed by our sister agency Homes 4 Familiesâ„¢, these veterans and their families receive wraparound services with their homeownership opportunity, all designed to help them move up the economic ladder.
Thank you to the City of Santa Clarita for helping to move low-income military families up into the middle class!