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

You’re Invited: Harding Housewarming

2022-08-11T18:26:24-07:00July 20th, 2022|

Please join us for a special housewarming celebration in National City on Saturday, July 30!  Stop by anytime between 2pm and 4pm to celebrate the hearts and hands that worked together to build six houses, and help us welcome Habitat homeowners into their new forever homes. This open house event will give you a chance to

New Homes Coming to Escondido

2022-06-03T15:53:16-07:00June 3rd, 2022|

On May 10, we broke ground on our newest Habitat community on El Norte Parkway in Escondido. These ten 1,300 square foot, 3-bedroom/2.5-bathroom duplex-style homes will feature attached 2-car garages, private yards, drought-tolerant landscaping, and energy efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures. The houses will be sold to local families earning between 50% and 80%

Op-Ed: Homeownership and Families of Color

2022-05-09T17:21:41-07:00March 31st, 2022|

ICYMI: Last month, the San Diego Union Tribune published an op-ed penned by San Diego Habitat President and CEO, Kwofi Reed, addressing Black History Month and the challenges that remain in providing affordable homeownership to San Diegans of color due to historically discriminatory housing policy — and the unique role Habitat can play in

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