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Past Projects

Chartered in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Riverside has been busy. Whether by building a new home, rehabilitating foreclosed homes, or by painting a mobile home, chances are we’ve been in your neighborhood. Habitat for Humanity Riverside has completed over 600 projects.

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2017

Students, Habitat staff, and partner families participate in a Lap a Thon, organized by the Ramona High School Habitat Campus Chapter and raised over $3,000 for Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s A Brush with Kindness program.

Students at Corona Centennial High School partner with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to establish a new Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter!

Our 2nd Annual Over the Edge event is hosted at Riverside City Hall on July 14th and 15th. 

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is awarded 2 new AmeriCorps members for the 2017/2018 year. AmeriCorps National member, Katie Stephens, is serving in community outreach and AmeriCorps National member, Kathy Dang, is serving with our construction team.

2016

Habitat for Humanity Riverside hosted it’s first Over the Edge fundraising event at Mount Rubidoux Manor

Students, Habitat staff, and partner families participate in a Lap a Thon, organized by the Ramona High School Habitat Campus Chapter and raised approximately $4,000 with a State Farm Matching Grant for Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s A Brush with Kindness program.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is awarded 2 AmeriCorps members for the 2016/2017 year. AmeriCorps National Members LaRandi Lowe and Brendan Cooney start in September, both serving as Construction Crew Leaders. 

Habitat for Humanity Riverside completes 8 new, energy star rated affordable homes on Roberts Way in Moreno Valley. 

Habitat for Humanity Riverside completed a new, energy star rated affordable home on Woodbine St. in Riverside. 

2015

Habitat for Humanity Riverside starts moving on a single family home in Riverside in partnership with Thrivent Builds.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is awarded 3 new AmeriCorps members for the 2015/2016 year. AmeriCorps National member, Stephanie Morales, is serving in community outreach for our Neighborhood Revitalization program. AmeriCorps National member, Cristian Aguilar, is serving with our construction team and AmeriCorps VISTA member, Julianna McDonnell, is serving with safety readiness.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside completes 3 new, energy star rated, affordable homes on 11th Street & Ottawa Way in Riverside.

Students, Habitat staff, and partner families participate in a Lap a Thon, organized by the Ramona High School Habitat Campus Chapter and raised over $6,500 with a State Farm Matching Grant for Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s A Brush with Kindness program.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is awarded an  AmeriCorps positions for the 2015 year. Construction Crew Leader and AmeriCorps National member, Sarah Buchanan, started serving in the January with our Mobile Home Repair program.

2014

Ground starts moving for 3 new homes on 11th Street & Ottawa Way in Riverside.

Ground starts moving for 8 new homes on Roberts Way in Moreno Valley.

Habitat Riverside Construction Manager, Kathy Michalak is named Executive Director.

Executive Director of 6 years, Karin Roberts retires.

Students, Habitat staff, and partner families geared up for a Lap A Thon organized by the Ramona High School Habitat Campus Chapter and raised over $3,000 for Habitat for Humanity Riverside.

Habitat Riverside finished the rehabilitation of one home in Jurupa Valley, funded by the EDA of Riverside County, and presents the keys to a new happy home owner.

Habitat Riverside is awarded $229,300 from Wells Fargo’s UrbanLIFT grant to purchase, rehabilitate and restore one home in Jurupa Valley.  A home in Rubidoux is rehabilitated and sold to a Rubidoux resident in 8/2014.

Habitat for Humanity Riverside is awarded 5 AmeriCorps members for the 2014/2015 year. AmeriCorps National member, Angel Araiza, is serving in community outreach for our Neighborhood Revitalization program. AmeriCorps VISTA member, Tatiana Magallanes, is serving with Success Measures, an outcome evaluation tool. AmeriCorps VISTA member Hazen Buckley, is working with project development for our CalVet REN Build. AmeriCorps National member, Joe Gonzales, is serving with our construction team and AmeriCorps VISTA member, Sarah Verdusco Singh, is serving with our ReStore to create a marketing and donor recognition plan.

2013

Habitat Riverside starts attending a community coalition in Jurupa Valley as a community stakeholder. AmeriCorps members Daniel Anchondo, Jenna Holmes, and Azhar Khan lead three of Healthy Jurupa Valley’s action teams.

Habitat Riverside celebrated 25 Years of Building Communities on September 21, 2013.

Habitat Riverside completed one new EnergySTAR rated efficient home in the City of Riverside and 3 rehabilitated homes in the City of Jurupa Valley.  Habitat Riverside continues to go full steam with A Brush With Kindness and Critical Home Repair Projects and has completed 82 projects in our service area of Corona, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley and Riverside.

Habitat Riverside broke ground on 2 projects. 8 EnergySTAR rated efficient homes in the City of Moreno Valley and 3 EnergySTAR rated efficient homes in the City of Riverside.

The Ramona High School Habitat Campus Chapter held a Lap-A-Thon and raised $4,500 for Habitat Riverside with a State Farm Matching Grant.

Habitat Riverside is embarking on a new partnership with California Department of Veteran Affairs to build  new, EnergySTAR rated efficient single-family resident homes dedicated to veterans and families of the fallen. On their journey to home ownership, veterans and their families will attend no-cost, education workshops that range from financial literacy to health and wellness. The groundbreaking will take place in late summer 2014.

Habitat Riverside launches Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative resident engagement projects with the awarding of 3 AmeriCorps positions.  AmeriCorps National members Daniel and Azhar worked with two Habitat home owners who live on the same street.  Families held meet and greet resident meetings at their homes in hopes of getting to know their neighbors a little better. AmeriCorps VISTA member Jenna began implementing Success Measures, an outcome evaluation tool. The 4th awarded AmeriCorps VISTA member Starr began a donor recognition plan for our ReStore.

2012

Habitat Riverside will rehabilitate 6 homes with Neighborhood Stabilization Program funded by the Economic Development Agency of Riverside County. In addition to NSP, Habitat Riverside completes one rehabilitated home and one new build funded by the Economic Development Agency of Riverside County. All 8 homes reside in Habitat Riverside’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative’s target area, the city of Jurupa Valley.

Habitat Riverside launches 2 individual Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative projects: Aero Lane and rehabilitation of 2 parks and a mobile home park in the city of Jurupa Valley.

2011

In April, Habitat Riverside broke ground for 2 new builds in Jurupa Valley. Both of these builds are being dedicated to veterans and their families through our “Homes for Heroes” program. In partnership with Thrivent Builds, the EDA of Riverside Co., Bank of America and many, many more Habitat Riverside dedicated these homes on September 24, 2011.

Habitat Riverside continues to improve in the community by helping in mobile home parks through Helping Hands. Helping Hands has reached its 100th revitalized mobile home in October.

Habitat Riverside was granted funds to purchase and rehabilitate bank owned, foreclosed homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and continues to renovate through 2012.

2010

Eleven Habitat families moved into their homes in 2010; quite an accomplishment for Habitat Riverside! 2 new builds (from the ground up) were built on Graham Street in Moreno Valley. 8 rehabilitated builds (bank foreclosed homes) were rehabbed in Rubidoux, and 1 rehabilitated home in Highgrove were completed with the funds of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program through the Economic Development Agency of Riverside County. All 11 of these homes will receive solar panels through another local non-profit organization, Grid Alternatives. Not including the community that was positively effected of having good, new neighbors a total of 16 mothers, fathers, daughters and sons were served in 2010.

Community Development Block Grants are received to fund the “Helping Hands” program within the City of Moreno Valley and City of Corona. Community Action Partnership provides ARRA and CSBG dollars to HFHR for Helping Hands administration. Helping Hands rehabilitated the exterior of over 50 mobile homes in the areas of Corona, Moreno Valley, and the unincorporated area of western Riverside County (Rubidoux, Pedley, etc.).

2009

On August 12th the YWCA “Born Free” project is dedicated. The duplex replaces a house that was leased by the YWCA for the program. On March 28th ground breaking occurs for the Thrivent funded 37th Street home in Rubidoux. This home was completed and dedicated in October 2009. This new house provided a home for a family of 5. The site was formerly a drug house and a neighborhood blight. The Riverside County Economic Development Agency demolished the former drug house and gave the property to HFHR for the new home.
HFHR adds a new program—“Helping Hands”. The program expands our traditional homebuilding work, by providing minor exterior home maintenance labor for eligible low/fixed income people residing in local mobile home parks.

2008

Two projects were completed. One family of 5 moved into a newly remodeled home on Paloma Road in Belltown. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In Riverside a family of 8 moved into their new “green” home. This home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and included many energy-saving features. It was the first affordable energy efficient house in the County of Riverside to receive a LEED “Platinum” certification. On October 25, 2008 Habitat for Humanity Riverside Celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Habitat agrees to partner with the Riverside YWCA to construct a new facility for their “Born Free” program. “Born Free” is a residential treatment home that houses chemically-dependent pregnant women so that they can recover from addiction, give birth to healthy babies and learn skills to become health self-sustaining members of society.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans provides a $150,000 grant for construction of one home on 37th Street in Rubidoux.

2007

Habitat for Humanity Riverside completes the Loutzenheiser home in Idyllwild. The home was dedicated on June 30, 2007. It was the first “green” home built by HFHR and incorporated many energy saving features. The City of Riverside partners with HFHR on a “green” home project in the Eastside neighborhood. The Habitat Board of Directors adopts a resolution supporting the City of Riverside’s Green Building Initiative. On December 20 HFHR breaks ground for our latest home on 11th Street in Riverside. The home will be the first “green” affordable home in the city.

2006

Habitat for Humanity Riverside agrees to manage construction of Loutenhiser home in Idyllwild, CA. Mark Loutzenheiser was a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed along with his crew while fighting the Esperanza Fire.

2005

Two, Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families move into their new homes in Riverside County (Belltown) and Riverside. 1 home on Paloma Road in Riverside County (Belltown). , 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Madison Street in Riverside. , 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 8 at the time of dedication. Pulte Home Construction sponsors Habitat for Humanity, Riverside build. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside receives a donation of property in La Sierra from a private party donor.

2004

Three, Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families move into their new homes in Riverside and Moreno Valley. 1 home on 12th Street in Riverside. , 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 7 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Clover Avenue in Moreno Valley. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Clover Avenue in Moreno Valley. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 6 at the time of dedication. HCA/Riverside Community Hospital sponsors a build.

2003

Two, Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families move into their new homes in Riverside and Moreno Valley. 1 home on 12th Street in Riverside. , 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 6 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Clover Avenue in Moreno Valley. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 5 at the time of dedication. DH Horton adopts and constructs one (1) house in Moreno Valley.

2002

Partnership is formed between Provident Bank and Habitat for Humanity, Riverside to build a house in Moreno Valley.

2001

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside family moves into their new home in Riverside. 1 home on 9th Street in Riverside. , 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. Groundbreaking on 3 lots in Moreno Valley.

2000

Two, Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families’ moves into their newly renovated homes in Moreno Valley. 2 homes on Eucalyptus Avenue in Moreno Valley. , 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. , 6 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. This house was a home to a family of 5 at the time of dedication. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside becomes sole owner of ReStore City of Riverside donates two (2) lots for future projects. City of Moreno Valley donates three (3) lots for future projects.

1999

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside family moves into their new home in Riverside County (Belltown). 1 home on Bell Avenue in Riverside, Belltown. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 5 at the time of dedication. Moreno Valley donates two houses to be renovated. City of Riverside donates a lot for a future project. Renovations completed on Moreno Valley house.

1998

Four Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families move into their new homes in Norco, Corona and Riverside: 1 home on Alhambra Street in Norco. , 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 7 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Aquamarine Lane in Corona. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 5 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Bell Avenue in Riverside (Belltown). , 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 7 at the time of dedication. This home was a Blitz Build homes in Belltown, built in one week completed and dedicated in June 1998. 1 home on Jurupa Avenue in Riverside. , 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 7 at the time of dedication. September begins the 10th year for Habitat for Humanity, Riverside. As of this 10th anniversary Habitat for Humanity, Riverside had built 20,637 square feet of housing including: 55 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms and had given the opportunity of home ownership to 16 qualified and deserving families. Habitat for Humanity affiliates Riverside and San Bernardino opened the first Inland Empire ReStore as a joint venture.

1997

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families moves into their new homes in Riverside County (Belltown & Glen Avon) and Moreno Valley. 1 home on Farley Drive in Riverside County, Glen Avon. 1378 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 6 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Paloma Road in Riverside County, Belltown. 1512 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 7 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Scotty Lane in Moreno Valley. 1400 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. Official ground-breaking for the Norco home and construction begins.

1996

Six, Habitat for Humanity, Riverside families move into their new homes in Moreno Valley and Riverside: 3 homes on Scotty Lane in Moreno Valley. Each is 1400 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These 3 houses were home to 3 different families housing 18 people at the time of dedication. 1 home on Bell Avenue in Riverside (Belltown) 1440 Square feet, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 3 at the time of dedication. 1 home on Bell Avenue in Riverside (Belltown) 992 Square feet, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. This house was a home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication.o 1 home on Olive Street in Corona§ 1160 Square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house was a home to a family of 6 at the time of dedication. Construction begins on the fourth Moreno Valley home.

1995

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside family moves into their new home in Belltown, in Riverside County. It’s a 992 square feet, 3 bedroom and 1 bathrooms, single family home. This house was home to a family of 4 at the time of dedication. The City of Norco joined the ranks of Habitat for Humanity, Riverside’s community partners and donates site for a future project. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside and Centex partner once again and start construction on another home in Corona. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside joins the HFHI Jimmy Carter Blitz build in one (1) week. The Riverside Housing Authority donates a house in Jurupa. Corona commits for a second home with $100,000 to spend on a house.

1994

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside family moves into their new home in Riverside. It’s a 573 square feet, 3 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, single family home. This house was home to a family of 5 at the time of dedication. The City of Corona jumps on board and donates a site for a future project.

1993

The City of Moreno Valley jumps on board and donates four (4) lots to Habitat for Humanity, Riverside for future projects. Victoria Community Church partners with Habitat for Humanity, Riverside and builds a house. Centex builds second home in Riverside County, Belltown.

1992

Centex builds the first home for Habitat for Humanity, Riverside in Belltown. Casa Blanca home on Evans is under construction.

1991

The first Habitat for Humanity, Riverside family moves into their new home in Riverside. It’s an 1183 square feet, 4 bedroom and 1½ bathrooms, single family home. This house was home to a family of 6 at the time of dedication. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside acquired four (4) lots in Belltown an unincorporated area of Riverside County.

1990

First house under construction in Riverside on 14th Street. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside buys their second site in Casa Blanca

1989

Calvary Presbyterian Church becomes the first Covenant church. Habitat for Humanity, Riverside hosts their first ground-breaking which is attended by Millard and Linda Fuller (Founders of Habitat for Humanity).

1988

Habitat for Humanity, Riverside was chartered by August 1988. The Board of Directors and committee members developed the foundation from which Habitat for Humanity, Riverside has grown. Their goal was to build one (1) house per year.

1987

Doctor Barnett Grier led a group of community activists to form Habitat for Humanity, Riverside.
 

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