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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:082418
City of Long Beach Celebrates Dedication of Habitat for Humanity Homes for Lower-Income Families
Jacqueline Medina
Long Beach Development Services

The City of Long Beach, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), and Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA (Habitat LA), yesterday celebrated the home dedication of the Clarke Estates consisting of four single-family residences that provide the opportunity for lower-income families to purchase their first home.

“The City is proud to partner with Habitat LA to help create this homeownership opportunity for deserving families,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We are committed to providing safe, quality, and affordable housing that enhances the quality of life of our residents.”

Located at 1950-1960 Henderson Ave., the development consists of four two-story, single-family residences with three bedrooms and two-car detached garages. Habitat LA has targeted this area of Long Beach as a focus community, and has built several other single-family residences throughout the neighborhood as part of its $100 million “Building A Greater Los Angeles” campaign.

“We are honored to welcome these new families to the neighborhood,” said Vice Mayor Dee Andrews. “I am very grateful for Habitat for Humanity’s partnership in building four new homes in the Sixth District of the City of Long Beach. Thank you to all of the funding partners and The LBCIC for helping bring this project to fruition.”

The development site consists of two properties conveyed to Habitat LA by The LBCIC, and each home has been sold to income-qualified first-time homebuyers.

“The LBCIC is proud to invest in making the dream of homeownership possible for our residents, and assist in the creation and development of affordable housing,” said John Thomas, The LBCIC Chair. “This Habitat LA development is a testament to The LBCIC’s mission to provide and preserve affordable housing for our residents.”

Habitat LA plans to complete at least 52 homes in this area through its Neighborhood Revitalization initiative which aims to build strong and stable homes in partnership with families, individuals, volunteers, municipalities and donors, and enhance the strength and stability of the community.

"We are happy to welcome four new Habitat for Habitat LA partner homeowners to their new affordable homes in the City of Long Beach,” said Erin Rank, President & CEO of Habitat LA. “Habitat LA appreciates the partnership of the many donors, volunteers and supporters who have helped to make these new homes possible.”

For more information on the City’s affordable housing and assistance programs, the community can visit and click on “Housing and Community Improvement.”

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Development Services

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About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit