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A Message from our President + CEO: Habitat ReStore Closure

2024-07-09T09:42:06-07:00July 9th, 2024|

Dear supporters, I hope this message finds you well. Over the past couple of years, San Diego Habitat for Humanity has achieved significant milestones, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. These accomplishments are thanks to the vision of our Board of Directors, the dedication of our staff, and the unwavering support of our

Celebrating New Beginnings in Escondido

2024-07-03T15:37:57-07:00July 5th, 2024|

Last month, we proudly welcomed 10 families into their new homes in Escondido. As a heartfelt gesture, Girl Scout Troop 1109 from Oceanside, CA, assembled housewarming baskets filled with essential cleaning products, extending a warm welcome to their new North County neighbors. Beyond bringing joy, this act also provided our staff an opportunity to educate

Homeownership Is the Key to Empowering Families

2024-07-03T15:37:51-07:00June 30th, 2024|

June is National Homeownership Month! At San Diego Habitat for Humanity, we are unwavering in our mission to create affordable homeownership opportunities because we believe it is the critical foundation families need for stability and self-reliance. For 35 years, we’ve been building affordable homeownership options for working San Diego families, knowing that safe, affordable homeownership has

Introducing All-New Discount Days at the ReStore

2024-06-04T15:43:29-07:00June 26th, 2024|

We’re thrilled to announce the expansion of our community savings program to make shopping at our ReStore even more rewarding! Previously offered on Wednesdays exclusively to seniors and military personnel, we’re introducing special discount days from Tuesday through Friday to support a broader range of community members. Select groups of customers can now enjoy an

Celebrating the Success of Women Build 2024

2024-06-04T15:43:34-07:00June 18th, 2024|

Bringing together over 170 volunteers, our 16th annual event raised more than $104,000 to support our ongoing homebuilding and preservation efforts — wow! Let’s hear it for our incredible Women Builders, a true testament to the power of community collaboration.Over the course of four days, builders worked to restore a Logan Heights home that suffered flood

San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Second Annual Taste of Home Event Raises Vital Funds for Affordable Housing Initiatives

2024-06-25T15:45:29-07:00June 17th, 2024|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2024 Contact: Devonna Almagro | Director of Communications (619) 283-4663 x125 devonna.almagro@sandiegohabitat.org Media Release San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Second Annual Taste of Home Event Raises Vital Funds for Affordable Housing Initiatives Carlsbad, CA — San Diego Habitat for Humanity successfully hosted its Second Annual Taste of Home event on

Volunteer to Support Flood-Impacted Families

2024-06-04T15:43:39-07:00June 13th, 2024|

Join us in answering the call to action to support flood-impacted families! San Diego Habitat invites volunteers to join the Community Recovery Team to make a meaningful impact in the ongoing recovery efforts following January's devastating flood. Whether you're ready to roll up your sleeves for a day of cleaning and restoring homes or lending

Move-in Day for El Norte Parkway Homeowners Is Here

2024-06-04T15:43:46-07:00June 6th, 2024|

From groundbreaking to homecoming, from agreements to move-in dates, the journey of our housing community on El Norte Parkway in Escondido is reaching its peak. We are filled with excitement as we count down to early June, when families will finally unlock the doors to their new beginnings. We look forward to dedicating these homes this

Urge Governor Newsom to Restore Funding to CalHome

2024-06-04T15:42:36-07:00June 4th, 2024|

In January, we learned that Governor Newsom's budget proposal for FY25 includes a claw-back of $152.5M in FY24 funding previously allocated for the CalHome program. CalHome, as the sole state funding source for the building and rehabilitation of ownership homes, plays a vital role in addressing California's housing challenges. CalHome is widely used by nonprofit

Bidding in Full Swing for Our Taste of Home Online Auction

2024-06-04T15:42:29-07:00May 31st, 2024|

Exciting news! Taste of Home is coming up this Sunday, and you can support our work by participating in our online auction. Now through Sunday, June 2 at 6:30pm, bid on fabulous staycation packages, San Diego experiences, gift certificates to your favorite food spots, and so much more. Best of all, you don’t need to

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