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On Tuesday, November 18th, City Officials, Habitat's Board of Directors, generous donors, community supporters, and faithful volunteers gathered to celebrate the end of construction with a Dedication Ceremony of the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes. This 12-home development on the east side of Santa Barbara will provide an affordable homeownership opportunity for 12 families and will provide housing for 44 people, including 22 children.
“We are excited to see the completion of these 12 homes and are grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who donated their time and treasures to finish the project,” said Jon Peterson, Habitat for Humanity SSBC CEO. “These 12 homes would not have been possible without the generosity and support from many local organizations, businesses, and individual.”
Mattress superstore Sit ‘n Sleep sponsored the Dedication Ceremony and provided new mattresses for all 44 people moving into the new homes. At the event the new homeowners were given the key to their home.
Over 700 volunteers provided most of the labor, with individuals, foundations and corporate donors providing the money and materials to build the homes. The future Habitat Homeowners were selected based on their level of need, willingness to partner with Habitat in the construction of their new home, and ability to pay a zero-interest equivalent mortgage. Each adult homeowner invested 250 hours of "sweat equity" into the construction of their home and the homes of the other selected families. The monthly mortgage payments will go into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” which will be used to fund the construction of more Habitat homes in the future.
Donations and Volunteers Made it Possible
Donations of materials and professional labor came from Ben Ewart Construction, CertainTeed, CREE Lighting, Chumash Community Energy Partnership, Doug Mershon Electrical, Dow Chemical, EchoFirst, Hunter Douglas, Leonard Roofing, Sit ‘n Sleep, Spectrum Gym, Steve Hanson Landscaping, Solid Rock Construction, TrimWorks, Valspar Paint, Whirlpool, Yale Locks, Schneider Electric, J&A Electric, Gordon-Fiano Framing, Allen Energy, West Covina Nursery, Proctor & Gamble.
Corporate, civic and church work groups included Allen Construction, AppFolio, Sons and Daughters of Abraham, Calvary Chapel, Charles Schwab, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Community West Bank, Congregation B’nai Brith, Curvature, Ergomotion, Find the Best, Free Methodist Church Santa Barbara, Goleta Presbyterian, Islamic Society of Santa Barbara, Johnson & Johnson, M4 Churches (Montecito Covenant, El Montecito, Mt. Carmel, All Saints by the Sea), Mission Wealth Management, NFTY Youth Group, Ocean Hills Covenant Church, Point Magu Naval Air Base, Procore, Providence: A Santa Barbara Christian School, Reality Church, San Marcos AAPLE Academy, Santa Barbara Community Church, Santa Barbara Newcomers Club, Santa Barbara Notre Dame Club, Semper Fi Society, St. Joseph’s University, St. Vincent’s, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Westmont College Men’s Soccer, UCSB Men’s Basketball, UCSB ASCAB, UCSB Alpha Chi Omega, UCSB Oxfam Club, Union Bank, USS Ronald Reagan, Yardi Systems, Inc.
Foundation gifts came from Weingart Foundation, Williams-Corbett Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation, Chapman Family Foundation, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Foundation.
New Project Announced
On the heels of this important milestone, Habitat for Humanity is also pleased to announce the acquisition of property for Habitat’s fourth project. This property, located on Sawyer Avenue in Carpinteria, will provide three units of affordable housing for low-income families. DMHA Architecture will be the architect for this new project. Those interested in more information should contact the Habitat office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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