Builders Ball Raises More Than $250K For Habitat For Heroes


Nearly 500 people came to the Builders Ball, an annual fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys at the Sheraton Universal on Friday, to support the cause of local veterans. The event, which was emceed by singer/actress Melora Hardin of “The Office” fame, and chaired by Doreen Shine, raised more than $250,000 for a unique, first-of-its-kind housing project that is planning 87 homes for veterans in Santa Clarita. “That money is going to build at least a couple of home for veterans,” said Donna Deutchman,  CEO of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley. The project, which just received an OK from the city’s Planning Commission, is known as the Habitat for Heroes. Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is building … Read More

Home Depot Helps Female Vietnam Navy Vet


Home Depot, lead sponsor for the Habitat for  Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys’ Habitat for Heroes’ Critical Home Repair/Disability Modification program, helped modify and repair a disabled female Vietnam veteran’s home in Santa Clarita last Friday, Feb 22. Home Depot employees from the Santa Clarita stores built Judy Young a ramp and railings on the exterior of her mobile home so that her and her disabled daughter could enter and exit the home without assistance, a task that was previously impossible. Home Depot also replaced rotting carpeting in the bathrooms and performed several minor repairs around the home to make it more affordable and livable for the family of three women. Veteran Critical Home Repair/Disability Modification is a Habitat for … Read More

Santa Clarita Planning Commission Approves Vets’ Housing Project


A proposed low-income residential development that would house veterans and their families has cleared one hurdle: Members of the Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the project. Following Tuesday night’s vote, the development awaits a go-ahead from the City Council. If approved, the project would include 87 residential units that would be offered to veterans of the United States military and their families. The plan is for the units to cater to low-income individuals and families, said Donna Deutchman, the chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, the project’s applicant. Habitat for Humanity will help veterans move into the houses by offering housing loans at zero percent interes, Deutchman said … Read More

Planners Say Yes to Habitat Housing for Veterans


The Habitat for Humanity people will have to dig some holes in the ground first – but at a discounted cost of less than $5,000, that’s not a big deal when you’re talking about building 87 affordable homes for returning military veterans and their families. The Santa Clarita Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the SCV Habitat for Heroes project, a community of 11 one-story houses and 76 duplex units to be built on Center Pointe Parkway next to Bowman High School. The broadly supported development project will go to the City Council for final approval. But first, the  soil will be tested because the property abuts the Whittaker-Bermite site, where munitions were manufactured there from the 1930s to … Read More

Honoring Their Commitment to Our Community

On Friday, March 1, Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys will be presenting their Hammer of Hope award to KHTS AM 1220 owners Carl and Jeri Goldman, along with the Southern California Gas Company at their annual Habitat for Hearts Heroes Ball. The 2013 Habitat Hearts for Heroes Builders Ball will be held at the Universal Sheraton in Universal City.  The event, chaired by Doreen Shine, will begin at 6 p.m. and is black tie optional. Each year, Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of corporations or civic leaders. This year’s event will focus on Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV’s work with veterans through the Habitat for Heroes program. Carl Goldman and wife, Jeri will be honored … Read More