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FY2022 Annual Report: Building More Than Houses

2023-03-01T12:59:30-08:00January 4th, 2023|

Your support helped build more than houses last year. It takes resources, dedication, creative solutions, and people like you to help alleviate our region's affordable housing crisis. We know it won't be solved overnight, but together, we made strides toward building better life stories alongside some amazing local families this year. And we are

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022

2023-03-01T12:59:38-08:00December 28th, 2022|

Every year, Habitat for Humanity sponsors Harvard University’s State of the Nation’s Housing report, which provides a look into the U.S. housing market’s impact on renters and homebuyers. Spoiler: it's not great. Here are the key takeaways related to Habitat’s work: Soaring housing costs led to a substantial rise in housing cost burdens for the

Warm, Fuzzy Memories in the Making

2023-03-01T15:31:06-08:00December 20th, 2022|

The holidays are a reminder of the many joys of having a safe, healthy, affordable place to call home. Thanks to your commitment to our homebuilding mission, Habitat homeowners are busy creating new holiday traditions, hosting family gatherings, and making lifelong memories in the homes they helped build, purchase, or repair. See all the warm,

Construction Update: December 2022

2023-03-01T15:27:59-08:00December 6th, 2022|

Curious what we've been up to at our newest 10-home site in Escondido? Take a look here! We've been busy since breaking ground in May. We recently completed the underground stormwater retention infrastructure, which ensures water stays on the property, creating healthier streams and rivers and reducing flooding. The system captures stormwater, which is either:

San Diego Habitat for Humanity Raises First Wall at Its Newest Community in Escondido

2022-12-13T18:43:11-08:00December 1st, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 1, 2022Contact: Ellen Immergut | Director of CommunicationsMobile: (619) 379-5793Email: MEDIA ADVISORY San Diego Habitat for Humanity Raises First Wall its Newest Community in EscondidoA celebration of affordable homeownership, its life-changing impacts, and the supporters that make it a reality WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be raising

Thanks for Your Support on Giving Tuesday

2023-03-01T13:00:06-08:00December 1st, 2022|

All of us at San Diego Habitat are doing a happy dance today! With your support and a generous match from our friends, Carol and Ruth, we exceeded our #GivingTuesday match challenge, raising over $30,596 to help build more homes for local families. Your support demonstrates a commitment to our cause and our community. Together,

Give Monthly and Change Lives

2023-03-01T15:30:13-08:00November 22nd, 2022|

Got a Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+ subscription? We are calling on you to sign up for your most important subscription yet! When you join our generous and faithful group of monthly donors, you’ll be part of a special group of people who provide life-changing affordable homeownership opportunities for families in our community, little by little,

Advocacy Update: November 2022

2023-03-01T15:30:06-08:00November 18th, 2022|

Last month, we saw the end to a very busy legislative session and can report some great success from our coalition of California Habitat for Humanity affiliates:In coalition with other statewide organizations, we secured a $350M budget allocation over two years to the CalHome Program, which is the only dedicated funding source for homeownership from


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