In FY21, San Diego Habitat, like so many others, continued to find itself operating under the strain and uncertainty of COVID-19. Our mission, however, remains as relevant and urgent as ever. As the prolonged effects of this pandemic continue to play out, we are reminded that too many people do not have a safe, affordable home in which to weather the storm. We must remain diligent in our efforts to create more opportunity for homeownership — as a means of producing generational financial stability, and to close the racial wealth gap that is prevalent in our community.
As the newest member of the San Diego Habitat team, I am proud of all that was accomplished this year and grateful for your generosity and support. I am looking forward to diving in and upholding the great work that continues to transpire on behalf of local families.
There are exciting things ahead as we break ground on several new projects, continue to repair homes, and persevere beyond the challenges we face on behalf of the people we are blessed to serve. We keep them at the forefront of our minds as we find new, creative ways to keep building up our community. As we face obstacles — limited volunteers on site, soaring lumber prices, a labor shortage — we find new ways to innovate so that we can serve more families and create impact beyond the walls of the homes we build.