The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Helps Enrich the Lives of Low-Income Veterans


The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has provided a grant to help Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV provide housing and enrichment services to our nation’s veterans. This funding will help Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV in their mission to build low-income housing for local veteran families and provide self-sufficiency and life-skills training to them in order for them to move up into the middle class. The Habitat Enriched Neighborhood™ model is unique to the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley affiliate; it offers no-cost social and educational services to the neighborhoods Habitat SF/SCV builds by connecting the families with other local agencies that bring services right into the neighborhoods. These services include financial education, health information, dental hygiene, teen empowerment and children’s programs such as … Read More

Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV Featured in KCAL 9 Newscast


Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV was featured on the 9 and 10 pm newscasts for KCAL 9 on August 21, 2013. Check out the story here. Link:  

Farmers Business Insurance Frames Homes for Our Veterans


Farmers Business Insurance came out Saturday, August 17, 2013 to frame houses at the 12-home Sylmar Habitat for Heroes site. Farmers Business Insurance believes strongly in supporting our veterans and the local community. On Saturday, they showed their support by framing two homes for deserving low-income veterans in Sylmar. One of the future homeowners is Jose Castillo. Castillo has been in the United States Marine Corps since 2006. He served two deployments including one in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. Growing up, he lived with his mother, grandmother and older sister. He never experienced having a bedroom to all to himself. “I always wondered what it would be like to live in a house instead of an apartment,” said Castillo. … Read More

August – Volunteer of the Month!


This month we would like to recognize an outstanding construction volunteer: Robert Kalz. As a family man, married for 25 years and a Veteran, himself, Kalz knows the importance of veteran families getting a chance to own their own home. Kalz served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, including one combat tour in Iraq. He started volunteering with Habitat in Orange County in the early 90s and has built in states throughout the country off and on since then, as his duties with the Marines permitted. He has recently started coming regularly to build with our affiliate about two days a week. “ I first learned about Habitat on the news many years ago. I remember the story because they showed … Read More