Celebrating New Beginnings in Escondido

2024-07-03T15:37:57-07:00July 5th, 2024|

Last month, we proudly welcomed 10 families into their new homes in Escondido. As a heartfelt gesture, Girl Scout Troop 1109 from Oceanside, CA, assembled housewarming baskets filled with essential cleaning products, extending a warm welcome to their new North County neighbors. Beyond bringing joy, this act also provided our staff an opportunity to educate

Homeownership Is the Key to Empowering Families

2024-07-03T15:37:51-07:00June 30th, 2024|

June is National Homeownership Month! At San Diego Habitat for Humanity, we are unwavering in our mission to create affordable homeownership opportunities because we believe it is the critical foundation families need for stability and self-reliance. For 35 years, we’ve been building affordable homeownership options for working San Diego families, knowing that safe, affordable homeownership has

Move-in Day for El Norte Parkway Homeowners Is Here

2024-06-04T15:43:46-07:00June 6th, 2024|

From groundbreaking to homecoming, from agreements to move-in dates, the journey of our housing community on El Norte Parkway in Escondido is reaching its peak. We are filled with excitement as we count down to early June, when families will finally unlock the doors to their new beginnings. We look forward to dedicating these homes this

The Critical Need for CalHome

2024-04-30T18:00:07-07:00May 10th, 2024|

As we reflect on the significance of homeownership as the foundation of stability and prosperity, we are faced with a concerning development in Governor Newsom's budget proposal for FY25. This proposal includes a claw-back of $152.5M in FY24 funding previously allocated for the CalHome program, the only state program providing funding for affordable homeownership production

April is National Fair Housing Month

2024-04-02T16:22:58-07:00April 5th, 2024|

As we kick off National Fair Housing Month next month, let's delve into some eye-opening statistics. Did you know that the minimum annual income required to purchase a median-priced home in San Diego County is $249,200? Newly-released data from California Association of Realtors’ Housing Affordability Index shows that a typical single-family home, priced at $931,600,

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

June is National Homeownership Month

2023-06-01T11:25:33-07:00June 1st, 2023|

National Homeownership Month is celebrated in the United States every June to raise awareness about the benefits of owning a home, and the importance of making homeownership more attainable for all Americans. Homeownership provides stability and security, and allows families to establish roots in a community. It is one of the best tools we have

Warm, Fuzzy Memories in the Making

2023-03-01T15:31:06-08:00December 20th, 2022|

The holidays are a reminder of the many joys of having a safe, healthy, affordable place to call home. Thanks to your commitment to our homebuilding mission, Habitat homeowners are busy creating new holiday traditions, hosting family gatherings, and making lifelong memories in the homes they helped build, purchase, or repair. See all the warm,

San Diego Foundation Helps Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

2023-03-01T15:28:29-08:00October 12th, 2022|

We recently received a $90,000 grant from San Diego Foundation (SDF) to help the six families in our recently completed National City community purchase their forever homes. The grant is from the San Diego Black Homebuyers Program and was awarded to Habitat as an organization that exemplifies SDF’s Strategic Plan Pillars of “Advancing Racial and Social Justice”, “Fostering Equity

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