City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 112922
City of Long Beach Celebrates Dedication of Habitat for Humanity Homes for First-Time Homebuyers
10 new townhomes for lower-income families
Rick de la Torre
Community Information Officer
Development Services Department

Group photo of ribbon cutting moment at the Millennium Homes dedication ceremony

Habitat LA and partnering families celebrate the dedication of Millennium Homes. From left to right: Logsdon/Lopez family; Chavez family; Ramos family, Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA; Acevedo family; Martha Robles; Worku family; Sanchez family; and Teri Ferrieri.

Long Beach, CA – On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, the City of Long Beach helped celebrate the dedication of Millennium Homes, in partnership with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) and other partnering agencies. The new Habitat LA townhome community consists of 10 residences that provide the opportunity for lower-income families to purchase their first home.

“Long Beach is proud to partner with Habitat LA to help create homeownership opportunities for local families,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We remain committed to providing safe, affordable housing that meets the diverse needs of our residents and makes our community stronger.”

The early afternoon event featured a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with City officials and other dignitaries for the Craftsman-style townhomes located in the 100 block of West 14th Street in Midtown. The development consists of 10 two-story townhomes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and attached two-car garages. The project also includes 1,500 square feet of shared open space for residents and on-site parking for guests. The homes have been constructed using sustainable materials and environmentally friendly building and landscaping practices. 

Each of the 10 homes will be sold to first-time homebuyers earning less than 80% of the area median income.

“We are honored to welcome new families to the neighborhood,” said Councilwoman Mary Zendejas. “These homes will breathe new life into the community, and we are very grateful to Habitat for Humanity, The LBCIC and all of the funding partners for their investment in the First District.”

The LBCIC provided a zero-interest acquisition and development loan in the amount of $990,000 toward the construction of the development, as well as $1 million in second mortgage assistance loans for the first-time homebuyers. Additionally, Habitat LA raised more than $1.5 million from local companies, individuals and faith groups to develop the homes.

“The LBCIC is proud to continue investing in opportunities that make the dream of homeownership a reality for more Long Beach residents,” said The LBCIC Chair Mary Castro. “Millennium Homes is an incredible project that exemplifies this dedication and brings people and community together.”

Habitat LA has a long history of building homes that enhance the strength and stability of the Long Beach community. Construction of another Habitat LA project has been approved near Millennium Homes at 200 W. 14th St. and is expected to begin later this year. The development will consist of 36 new townhomes for mixed-income first-time homebuyers.

“Habitat LA built its first home in Long Beach 30 years ago, and we are proud to build our milestone 1,001st home here as well. As a Long Beach native, I am also excited to celebrate my personal 1,000th home on this site, which is just a few blocks from where I was born,” said Habitat LA President and CEO Erin Rank. “By 2025, Habitat LA will have invested nearly $30 million in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach building and renovating much needed affordable housing, as well as building up resident leaders, schools and community organizations to create a thriving community.” 

Since 2020, more than 880 affordable units have been completed or are currently under construction or proposed throughout the city. In April, the City’s comprehensive Housing Element update was certified by the State. Earlier this year in Midtown, the City celebrated the groundbreaking of Long Beach Senior, a 67-unit affordable housing development and community resource center along Pacific Coast Highway;  and commemorated the grand opening of nearby Vistas del Puerto, a new 47-unit affordable housing project.

For more information on the City’s affordable housing and assistance programs, the community can visit

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 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 and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 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) transforms neighborhoods throughout Greater Los Angeles by bringing the community together to build and repair homes and to help families rebuild after natural disasters. Habitat LA empowers people through access to affordable loans, housing counseling, and down-payment assistance. To learn more, visit