…I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as National Homeownership Month. I call upon the people of this Nation to safeguard the American Dream by ensuring that everyone has access to an affordable home in a community of their choice.
Responding to that call, Los Angeles County kicked off “National Homeownership Month” with a ground breaking ceremony in Altadena earlier today.
By Jerry Friedman
The “Olive Avenue Project” will be an affordable single family home located at 2399 Olive Avenue in Altadena. The property had been owned by the county, now with a zoning change, the title has been transferred to the San Gabriel Habitat for Humanity. Once the new home is completed, it will be sold to a low-income, first-time home buyer.
The event was well attended, at least 18 local and regional dignitaries donned ceremonial hard hats and took up shovels for the photo-op. Of course, there were speeches and many were praised for their contributions to the project!
Some of the notables in attendance included;
- Judy Chu (S. Congresswoman, 27th District)
- Kathryn Barger (5th District Supervisor)
- Billy Malone (Altadena Town Council)
- Diane Marcussen (Altadena Town Council)
- Bryan Wong, Executive Director, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Bryan Wong said: “This future home will serve as the first step towards economic independence for the selected first-time homebuyer. It brings opportunity to a family that never would have been able to buy a home on their own.”
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