Lomita Homes

Six new townhouse style homes will be built at 634 – 700 E. Lomita Avenue in Glendale, CA 91205-2233

Since 1995, the City of Glendale and San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGV Habitat) have partnered to provide affordable housing. The Lomita Homes provides the opportunity for the ninth Habitat homeownership build in Glendale through this long-term partnership. In May 2015, the Glendale Housing Authority’s approval for the Lomita build was unanimous confirming their continued support for SGV Habitat remains strong. Family Selection for the Lomita Homes has been completed and the selected families were notified in November 2016. Construction for the Lomita Homes is tentatively slated to begin July 2017. The homes will be configured as six attached condominium dwelling units, with 3 bedrooms, ½ bathroom on the ground floor, one and ¾ bathrooms on the top floor, and an attached two car garage.

Each home will have…
• three bedrooms
• an attached two-car garage
• a full bathroom with tub
• a ¾ bathroom with a shower stall
• a half bathroom on the ground floor

All homes are approximately 1,300 square feet

Volunteer Opportunities (Dates: TBA)

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Volunteer

  • Work on this construction site – we depend on volunteers of all backgrounds to build!
  • Serve as a crew leader or house leader to help lead the construction site
  • Become a hospitality worker who helps greet and register volunteers
  • Join a committee or our Board of Directors
  • Offer your professional skills pro-bono
  • Arrange for gifts-in-kind of needed construction material
  • Ask your employer to sponsor a Corporate Build Day
  • Make arrangements to celebrate your special occasions at the Lomita build site

Donate

  • Make a financial donation by check or online at sgvhabitat.org
  • Donate a car, truck, van, or boat – call 877-277-4344 toll-free or go to http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes and designate your gift to San Gabriel Valley Habitat!
  • Participate in a Home Sponsorship or Mini-Sponsorship

For more information, learn about how you can get involved or to schedule a tour of Habitat homes, please email info@sgvhabitat.org or call (626) 387-6899.


Desidirio Homes Landcape

Desiderio Bungalow Homes

NINE NEW HOMES. NINE NEW HABITAT FAMILIES.

The Desiderio Groundbreaking ceremony Saturday, April 9, 2016 marks the beginning of construction for Desiderio Community, a collaborative project between the City of Pasadena, the United States Army, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. The community will consist of nine (9) single-family affordable homes (three of which are reserved for veterans) and the Desiderio Park, which will be built just east of the historic Colorado Bridge in Pasadena.

Desiderio Homes will launch nine low-income families on their journey to homeownership. The Desiderio Development is San Gabriel Valley Habitat’s first opportunity to build affordable homes in Pasadena since 1992. San Gabriel Valley Habitat garnered this current opportunity when the Army’s decision to close the Desiderio Army Reserve Center was announced and a year-long public hearing process to develop the Desiderio Reuse Plan ensued. Pasadena City Council approved the recommended plan for a passive, open space park and nine affordable housing units clustered in a Pasadena-style bungalow courtyard. Restrictive covenants ensure that the land will assist low-income buyers for a 20-year period. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted authorization for the Public Benefit Conveyance (PBC) of the 1.3 acres of land to San Gabriel Valley Habitat, and the deed giving San Gabriel Valley Habitat control of the land recorded on August 14, 2015.

Through City of Pasadena’s approved Desiderio Reuse Plan, San Gabriel Valley Habitat was selected to build nine affordable bungalows on the former Desiderio Army Reserve Center site. The homes will be configured as nine single-family, craftsman-style homes consistent with the neighborhood’s architectural preferences. Each home will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a detached two-car garage. The City of Pasadena received a similar PBC from the U.S. Department of Parklands and will return ¾ of the total Desiderio Army Reserve Center parcel of 5.17 acres to passive parkland. Desiderio Park is proposed as a neighborhood park that will connect to the nine 9 bungalow units. The park will include an open turf area, trees, security lighting, walkways, picnic tables, benches, play equipment, drinking fountains, and a paved parking area. To fulfill these two reuse objectives that have been approved by the Army, HUD, the Department of Parklands, and the City of Pasadena, the affordable housing and parkland components will be executed as one Planned Development (PD).

Construction for the homes is scheduled to begin on May 15, 2016.


PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Desiderio Community 

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and the City of Pasadena Collaborate on Affordable Housing Development. Groundbreaking Event to Take Place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

AZUSA, CA (April 4, 2016) – San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking Ceremony for Desiderio Homes in Pasadena, CA

The Desiderio Groundbreaking Celebration marks the official beginning of construction for nine affordable homes, a collaborative project involving the City of Pasadena, the United States Army, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. Three of the bungalow courtyard homes are reserved for veterans.

The Desiderio Homes is San Gabriel Valley Habitat’s first opportunity to build affordable homes in Pasadena since 1992. San Gabriel Valley Habitat garnered this current opportunity when the Army’s decision to close the Desiderio Army Reserve Center was announced and a year-long public hearing process to develop the Desiderio Reuse Plan ensued. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a Public Benefit Conveyance (PBC) of 1.3 acres of land to San Gabriel Valley Habitat for self-help housing.

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is committed to honoring the heroic military service exemplified by Reginald B. Desiderio for whom the Desiderio Army Reserve Center was named. At the event will be dignitaries, and legacy donors, The ‘Pride of Pasadena,’ the Pasadena High School Marching Band, and the Pasadena Police Department. Attendees will meet the future homebuyers and learn more about the new neighborhood development.

Event: Groundbreaking Ceremony Where: 605-695 Westminster Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m.

Parking is accessed from Arroyo Boulevard on the north side of the former Desiderio Army Reserve Center.

Habitat Desiderio Community RENDERING
Habitat Desiderio Courtyard RENDERING
Invitation

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity has provided affordable housing in the San Gabriel Valley since 1990. We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all. San Gabriel Valley Habitat seeks to eliminate substandard housing and living conditions by partnering with businesses, local communities, eligible homeowners, and volunteers from all walks of life. Our carefully selected families purchase their homes and invest 500 hours of Sweat Equity to achieve stability, independence, and bright futures for their children. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s programs are a hand up, not a handout.

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For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit our website sgvhabitat.org. Inquiries also can be made at info@sgvhabitat.org or by calling (626) 387-6899. 400 S. Irwindale Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702 (626) 387-6899 Fax: (626) 387-6890 Website: sgvhabitat.org

Contact:
Lindsey Lottie, Marketing & PR Manager
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity •  (626) 387-6899 x18 | cell: (626) 488-5544
Email: marketing@sgvhabitat.org

 

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

Volunteer

  • Work on this construction site – we depend on volunteers of all backgrounds to build!
  • Serve as a crew leader or house leader to help lead the construction site
  • Become a hospitality worker who helps greet and register volunteers
  • Join a committee or our Board of Directors
  • Offer your professional skills pro-bono
  • Arrange for gifts-in-kind of needed construction material
  • Ask your employer to sponsor a Corporate Build Day
  • Make arrangements to celebrate your special occasions at the Desiderio build site

Donate

  • Make a financial donation by check or online at sgvhabitat.org
  • Donate a car, truck, van, or boat – call 877-277-4344 toll-free or go to http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes and designate your gift to San Gabriel Valley Habitat!
  • Participate in a Home Sponsorship or Mini-Sponsorship

For more information, learn about how you can get involved or to be scheduled for a tour of Habitat homes, please email info@sgvhabitat.org or call (626) 387-6899.