July 29, 2021
Contact: Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
Mobile: (619) 379-5793


San Diego Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Two New Homes in Encinitas
Celebrating empowerment and renewed hope for local families in need of improved housing

ENCINITAS, CA –San Diego Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be dedicating two houses in Encinitas that were built in partnership with local families in need of improved housing and are being sold to them at a price they can afford.

Guests at this heartwarming event will wish the new homeowner families well and send them blessings as they embark on their new lives filled with strength, stability, and independence.

Please meet Leticia here.

And please meet Mauricio and Alejandra here.

The houses were intended to be mostly built by Habitat’s army of approximately 5,000 annual volunteers working alongside the new homeowners, who commit to build and buy their own homes as part of their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a dedicated group of 19 “regular” volunteers and superintendents jumped in and got the job done in good health, safely, and on time.

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.

These two new homes were 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 second partnership with the City of Encinitas.

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

The homes were offered for sale at an affordable price through Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership selection process. While these homes are spoken for, interested parties can visit Habitat’s website – – to add their name to a list of people that will be notified when more homes are available for sale. Habitat builds throughout San Diego County.

WHEN: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 3:00pm

WHERE: 750 Leucadia Boulevard, Encinitas
Parking is limited near the site – you may need to park several blocks away and walk. If you need closer access for live feed, please contact Ellen at 619-379-5793 for assistance.

WHY: No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Habitat believes in a community – and a world – where everyone has a decent place to live.

Interview and Photo Opportunities Include:

Board Members and Staff | San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Deputy Mayor Tony Krantz | City of Encinitas
Mary Ann McGarry – CEO | Guild Mortgage Company
New Habitat for Humanity Homeowners

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need of improved housing. Habitat homeowners are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat, and ability to repay an affordable mortgage loan.

Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).

About Guild Mortgage
Founded in 1960 when the modern U.S. mortgage industry was just forming, Guild Mortgage Company is a nationally recognized independent mortgage lender providing residential mortgage products and local in-house origination and servicing. Guild’s collaborative culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion enable it to deliver a personalized experience for each customer. As of December 31, 2020, Guild had approximately 4,400 employees and 200 retail branches in 32 states. It has relationships with credit unions, community banks, and other financial institutions and services loans in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Guild’s highly trained loan professionals are experienced in government-sponsored programs such as FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance programs and other specialized loan programs. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GHLD.

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