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The Need for Racial Equity in Housing

2024-03-05T15:10:45-08:00February 27th, 2024|

With the close of Black History Month, we're reminded of the ongoing importance of addressing racial disparities, particularly in homeownership. As highlighted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, homeownership remains a significant factor in the wealth gap. President and CEO Kwofi Reed's words from two years ago resonate strongly today: San Diego Habitat for

Transforming Communities Through Corporate Collaboration

2024-02-06T15:08:10-08:00February 22nd, 2024|

We are thrilled to kick off 2024 by sharing exciting news of our partnership with the legendary Hotel del Coronado. In a generous gesture as part of the hotel's historic restoration project, Hotel del Coronado has donated a significant amount of high-quality furniture to the San Diego Habitat ReStore. This partnership underscores the impactful collaboration

Investment Fund Celebrates Milestones

2024-02-06T15:08:04-08:00February 14th, 2024|

We are thrilled to share a momentous achievement in our journey towards affordable housing. San Diego Habitat is proud to announce the successful repayment of the $1.8 million Homebuilding Investment Fund I, marking a significant milestone in our financial stewardship. Launched in 2018, this fund mobilized over $2 million from philanthropic investors and donors to

Countdown to Completion in Escondido

2024-02-06T15:07:56-08:00February 6th, 2024|

Our 10-home affordable housing community in Escondido is reaching its final stages of completion, and the excitement is building! With plumbing, electrical work, doors, trim, appliances, cabinets, and countertops fully installed, we’re closing in on finishing touches and a long list of standard approvals, including solar, fire sprinkler, and building inspections. In the meantime, we

A Unified Voice Advocating for Affordable Homeownership

2024-02-06T15:07:52-08:00February 1st, 2024|

Earlier this month, San Diego Habitat united with fellow colleagues from various Habitat affiliates across the state in a powerful display of advocacy at Habitat for Humanity California's 13th Annual Advocacy Day. Nearly 100 dedicated advocates engaged in meaningful discussions with the Governor's office, as well as almost every California State Senator and Assemblymember.The primary focus

Women Build and Taste of Home Return This Spring

2024-04-02T16:24:56-07:00January 24th, 2024|

Mark your calendars for Women Build this April and Taste of Home coming this June! Women Build Tuesday, April 30–Saturday, May 4 Our 16th annual Women Build event kicks off starting Tuesday, April 30! We’re thrilled to announce two fantastic participation options this year — lend a hand at a Home Preservation site or join

CBS 8’s Working for Our Community Feature

2024-01-05T13:36:50-08:00January 16th, 2024|

Did you catch us on CBS 8's Working for Our Community series earlier this month? Tune in to hear from Kwofi Reed, President/CEO, and Fernando Torres, Director of ReStore Operations and San Diego Habitat homeowner, to see how your support helps make homeownership achievable for local families.From making a financial gift to donating your time,

Sowing Seeds for the Future With Planned Giving

2023-12-05T17:01:18-08:00January 11th, 2024|

Are you passionate about helping Habitat create a San Diego where everyone has a decent place to live? Let us help fuel your passion! When you make a planned gift to San Diego Habitat and include us as the designated beneficiary on your bank accounts, appreciated securities/investment funds, life insurance, IRAs, or CDs, you will:ensure that future generations have

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