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What Home Means To Me



"Home is where memories are made.

Home is the heart.

Home is comforting.

Home is where you nourish and nurture.

Home is art.

Home is your sanctuary.

Home is your starting point and your destination."

- Robin Patrick-Miernicki, Habitat Homeowner

 
Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:51

Wells Fargo Donates $10,000 to SLO County Habitat


Pictured left to right: Steven Diaz, Wells Fargo Personal Banking Officer; Julia K. Ogden, HFHSLOCO CEO;

Kirk Vaughn, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer; June Aiello, HFHLSLOCO Development Mananger

Funds Support the Development of Affordable Homes in County


In response to the vital need for affordable housing in the County, Wells Fargo has donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo County is ranked as the second least affordable small metro area in the United States by the National Association of Homebuilders, and the homes provided by Habitat allow very low and low-income families to live in simple, decent, and safe homes not often available to them. Habitat homes help vulnerable families living in the County break the cycle of poverty, establish financial security, and nurture roots in the community.


 

“We are deeply grateful to Wells Fargo for their commitment to helping us address the dire need for affordable housing for low income families,” said Julia Ogden, Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County.  “The assistance of committed corporate partners like Wells Fargo is pivotal to meeting our goal of providing affordable housing throughout San Luis Obispo County.”

 

“Wells Fargo wants our customers to succeed financially and living in a home that is safe, comfortable and affordable is such an important part of financial success,” said Mark Corella, Wells Fargo District Manager. “We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity and work together to bring more affordable housing options to the Central Coast.”

Habitat for SLO County is currently developing plans for a 10-house development in Paso Robles and an 8-house development in Arroyo Grande. In addition, Habitat will be offering assistance to low-income homeowners in the neighborhoods surrounding the new Habitat homes with minor maintenance, painting, and landscaping through its Brush With Kindness program. Brush With Kindness is part of Habitat’s national Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative that helps stabilize, improve, and maintain local communities.

Funds Support the Development of Affordable Homes in County

 
Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:51

Three San Luis Obispo Families Receive Keys to New Habitat for Humanity Homes

Home Dedication Held on September 27th, 2013


Three San Luis Obispo County families received the keys to their new homes on Friday  in a dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the latest homes built by Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County.  The new homeowners, the Espinoza, Flem and Patrick-Miernicki families, thanked all those who worked so hard to help them reach this goal.

Through donations of money, labor, materials, and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County has been able to build the homes and sell them at an affordable price. The families will purchase the homes with a no-interest loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to support Habitat’s work throughout the County. The Home Builders Association played a significant role in the completion of these houses as its members’ donated necessary labor and materials for all three homes.

County Supervisor Adam Hill and San Luis Obispo Vice-Mayor Kathy Smith spoke at the event, and the public was invited to tour the homes.  Supervisor Adam Hill observed, “I believe this is why Habitat for Humanity is so important.  It gathers up the compassion and cooperative energies of a community so that we can help families recognize and realize that sacred ideal of equal opportunity and literally capitalize on it.”

Julia K. Ogden, Habitat’s CEO, savored the day while looking ahead to new projects.  “We are so excited to have completed these new homes in the City of San Luis Obispo.  We are looking forward to doubling the number of SLO County Habitat homes with our upcoming projects in Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande.”

 
Monday, 19 August 2013 11:14

GRID Alternatives Brings Solar Power to Habitat Homes

On Saturday, August 24th GRID Alternatives is having it's annual Solarthon event.  Solarthon is GRID Alternatives' biggest solar installation block-party and fundraiser of the year, bringing solar power and solar job training to underserved communities.  GRID Alternatives' Central Coast office will lead teams of volunteers and corporate work crews to install solar electric systems for Habitat for Humanity's newest three homeowners.  All in one day!


 
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