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Habitat for Humanity San Gabriel Valley


Affordable housing is almost an impossibility for a low-income family. A full-time, minimum wage employee can't afford a decent one-bedroom apartment. Offering a hand up not a handout, volunteering or supporting us makes home ownership/repair happen.

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Success Story

Ofelia is no stranger to the impact of what having an affordable home can do for a family – in a state where 1 out of 5 people pay 50% or more of their income in rent.

Ofelia and her two sons, Andres and Jesus (above), moved into their Pasadena home in 2018 and have since seen dramatic changes in their lives. Having the security of an affordable and stable mortgage, Ofelia was able to purchase reliable transportation for her family.

Andres and Jesus have blossomed in their new home. With a quiet and stable place to focus on their studies, they’ve become great achievers in school. In fact – Andres is heading off to college in the upcoming semester.

Aside from being forever grateful, Ofelia says she “will always continue to pay it forward and do anything I can do to make this dream possible for other families.”