FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2019
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Four New Homes in Logan Heights
Celebrating empowerment and renewed hope for local families in need of improved housing
WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 3:00pm
WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be dedicating the first four homes of its newest affordable housing community in Logan Heights. A total of 11 new homes are being built in partnership with local families in need of improved housing, and will be sold to them at a price they can afford.
Guests at this heartwarming event will wish the new homeowner families well and send them blessings as they embark on their new lives filled with strength, stability, and independence.
The houses were mostly built by Habitat’s army of about 7,000 annual volunteers working alongside the new homeowners, who commit to build and buy their own homes, as part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The 1,300 – 1,400 square foot homes have 3 and 4-bedrooms, 2-car garages, private yards, drought-tolerant landscaping, and energy efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Habitat is honored to have the support of the City of San Diego, The San Diego Housing Commission, BRIDGE Housing, the MAAC Project, the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, and many generous sponsors such as the Home Depot, TD Ameritrade, Wells Fargo, Realty Income, and JP Morgan Chase, in making this community a reality.
This celebration marks the completion of the first phase, which includes four homes. All 11 homes are expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
WHERE: 1805 Harrison Avenue (@Commercial and 22nd), San Diego 92113
Directions: Take 5 South to 17th Street. Exit 15A. Merge onto 17th Street, Left on Commercial. Right on Harrison. Site is on your right.
Please park on any of the side streets surrounding the site. If you need closer access for live feed, please contact Ellen at 619-379-5793 for assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an active construction site (Phase II is well underway), so please wear appropriate footwear for your safety.
WHY: No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Habitat believes in a community – and a world – where everyone has a decent place to live.
Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, President and CEO | San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Councilmember Vivian Moreno | City of San Diego, District 8
Former Councilmember David Alvarez | City of San Diego, District 8
Stefanie Benvenuto | Chairman of the Board, San Diego Housing Commission
Habitat for Humanity Homeowners
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need of improved housing. Habitat homeowners are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay an affordable mortgage loan.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).