March 3, 2020

Ellen Immergut
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San Diego Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground on its Newest Community in Encinitas

Two new homes will soon be available for purchase by families in need of improved housing

WHAT: San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be breaking ground at its newest affordable housing community in Encinitas.

The houses will be built mostly by Habitat’s army of about 5,000 annual volunteers working alongside the future homeowners, who commit to build and buy their own homes, as part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The 1,400 square foot (3 bedroom) and 1,700 square foot (4 bedroom) single-family homes will feature attached garages, covered porches, drought-tolerant landscaping, and energy efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures.

The two new homes are being built in partnership with the City of Encinitas, who offered a ground lease on the land to Habitat to ensure current and long-term affordability of the homes. This is Habitat’s first-ever partnership with the City of Encinitas.

San Diego Habitat is honored to also have the support of longtime sponsor Guild Mortgage, who has donated $250,000 to build one of the homes in this community.

The homes will be offered for sale at an affordable price through Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership selection process – the first step of which is attendance at a homeownership orientation. The date is yet to be announced, but interested parties can visit Habitat’s website — — to add their name to a list of people that will be notified when that meeting is scheduled.

Completion of both homes is expected by the spring of 2021.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
10am – program remarks
10:30am – groundbreaking

WHERE: 750 Leucadia Boulevard | Encinitas, CA 92024

WHY: People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:
Lori Holt Pfeiler, President and CEO | San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Mayor Catherine Blakespear | City of Encinitas
Terry Schmidt | President, Guild Mortgage