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Local Chefs and Restaurants Help Make Homeownership a Reality

2023-03-15T15:28:17-07:00March 15th, 2023|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2023San Diego Habitat for HumanityEllen Immergut | Director of MEDIA RELEASE Local Chefs and Restaurants Help Make Homeownership a RealityProceeds from Taste of Home event will build Habitat for Humanity homes in Escondido ESCONDIDO, CA – Many people in our community are eager to help San Diego Habitat for Humanity

Home Preservation Changes Lives, Too

2023-03-01T15:51:07-08:00March 8th, 2023|

San Diego Habitat’s Home Preservation team has been hard at work making safer, healthier spaces for a family in El Cajon. With the help of six corporate partner volunteer groups, and 70 individual volunteers contributing 335 total volunteer hours, we recently completed some much needed preservation repairs at the home of Mucyo and Karina. The

Sip and Savor With Us at Taste of Home

2023-03-01T15:27:34-08:00March 2nd, 2023|

On April 16, sip and savor with us at our first-ever Taste of Home fundraising event at Habitat’s newest affordable homeownership community on El Norte Parkway in Escondido. Enjoy food and drinks from amazing local culinary artists that are sure to remind you of home, including Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, PureTaco, The Wise Ox, Indulge at Embassy Suites in La Jolla, Burger

Downsize and Declutter with the ReStore

2023-03-01T12:58:38-08:00February 20th, 2023|

Are you planning a remodel, downsizing your space, or just getting organized? The ReStore will take new and lightly-loved building materials and household goods off your hands, and you’ll get the gratification of knowing your donations helped support local families and kept usable items out of local landfills. Plus, your donations are tax-deductible. For businesses,

Making Our Community More Vibrant and Livable

2023-03-01T12:58:46-08:00February 13th, 2023|

Habitat's mission isn’t just about building new homes — we also provide affordable repairs in partnership with existing homeowners and aim to preserve vibrant, healthy public spaces. And our Housing and Community Services team has been busy this past month doing just that. In Logan Heights, volunteers completely removed and rebuilt a deck that had

Announcing Our First-Ever Taste of Home Event

2023-03-01T15:27:51-08:00February 3rd, 2023|

Mark your calendar for San Diego Habitat’s first-ever Taste of Home, coming on Sunday, April 16 at 5:30pm. This new and unique event will be held on our construction site at El Norte Parkway in Escondido, and will feature mouthwatering food and drinks from chefs and restaurants around the county as they share their

First Wall Raised at 10-Home Site in Escondido

2023-03-01T15:27:44-08:00January 25th, 2023|

Last month, over 50 people — from donors and volunteers to local elected officials — gathered at Habitat’s newest 10-home site in Escondido to raise the very first wall at our El Norte Parkway community. Attendees got the opportunity to participate in one of our favorite traditions — filling the newly-raised wall with signatures and

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


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