Last Friday, Hilton & Hyland staff met with the construction team from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles at a build site located in Culver City. Dotted with traditional and Spanish-style residences as well as high rise condominiums, charming Culver City is a lively town of immense entrepreneurial spirit with galleries, shops, and cafes aplenty. A great place for professionals and families to settle down in, Culver City provides the perfect blend of gracious suburban comforts and urban living.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles provides the community with a unique opportunity to change lives for candidates earning 30-80% of the median family income. To carry out their mission of offering “a hand up, [and] not a hand out,” Habitat facilitates the construction of new homes or renovation of existing homes for Habitat Partner Homebuyers.
The carefully screened Habitat Partner Homebuyers are required to contribute 250 hours of sweat equity into the Habitat program. They can be found participating in the construction of their own home, and are often helping on other sites as well. Homes are sold to buyers without profit and financed with zero interest loans. Mortgage payments go towards building more Habitat homes.
Our Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands volunteers spent the day working on modest three bedroom, two-story homes currently under construction for handicapped veterans. They cut, measured, and installed wood siding for the carports. Others spent the time bravely on the roof measuring and marking studs to install the aforementioned siding.
Our dedicated Hilton & Hyland staff understands that observing a different stage of real estate development while helping those who need a hand up in the community is an invaluable opportunity. Needless to say, committing to a full day under the hot sun paid off. By late afternoon, the crew had completed one and ¾ carports and prepped the second story of another. These homes are now one step closer to being ready for its owner.