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The California Department of Veteran Affairs and Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valleys presented 26 veterans and their families with keys to their new “Homes for Heroes” Saturday on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.

“These are hard working veterans and they do take on the responsibility of a mortgage and 500 hours of sweat equity in order to make the home possible,” said Donna Deutchman, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys. “In doing that sweat equity, that includes financial literacy training, trauma programming, working on their homes themselves, and a whole host of activities that are required of them.”

As of July 15, 2015, Veteran families in phase one have completed over 10,010 hours of sweat equity.

“Homeownership is a vital resource that can be leveraged along with wrap around services to move today’s veterans into middle class, creating tomorrow’s civic leaders,” Deutchman said.

“It’s difficult to find a house in the Santa Clarita Valley, things out here are pretty expensive. This is the best area we want to be raising our kids in,” said Todd Delquadri, who served in the Navy for eight years as a Seabee. “This program helped us out a lot, it allowed us to afford a house out here and it’s a good size for our family.”

IMG_7437Delquadri has a wife and four kids with another on it’s way in September.

Guests including U.S. Rep. Steve Knight, Assemblyman Scott Wilk and all five Santa Clarita City Council members were on hand to congratulate the new homeowners.

Carl and Jeri Goldman, the owners of KHTS AM-1220 and also the founding leaders of the Habitat for Heroes program will have a street named after them in the new veteran community.

Habitat for Heroes is a program of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando-Santa Clarita Valleys. It began in 2011 and serves low income and disabled veterans who either struggle to keep up or get around their existing home due to lack of funds or disability, as well as low income and disabled veterans in need of brand new affordable homes in Santa Clarita.

The homes will be ready for move-in by Sept. 1.

CalVet, in partnership with Homes for Families, continues working with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys on three veteran housing projects. CalVet’s Residential Enriched Neighborhood Program offers permanent, affordable home ownership with manageable loan payments and family enrichment services to California Veterans and their families.

The CalVet REN projects include 12 homes in Sylmar, 50 homes in Palmdale, and 78 homes in Santa Clarita.

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  1. Evita Antwi Evita Antwi says:

    Awesome. Glad people who served our country are rewarded for their courage and selflessness. Congratulations to all the families.

  2. Evita Antwi Evita Antwi says:

    Awesome. Glad people who served our country are rewarded for their courage and selflessness. Congratulations to all the families.

  3. Yes! Amen to that! ^^^

  4. What a great way to help our vets….. but where on Center Pointe Parkway? Isnt that street all industrial area?

  5. What a Beautiful Blessing !!! ❤

  6. Let’s keep it going. There are so many more deserving Veterans.

  7. Susan says:

    As a mom of an active duty son in the Army, this warms my heart! Thank you!

  8. They are so deserving of this. We love our vet families

  9. Like a million times!!!!

  10. Very exciting day for all of these families! Congratulations!!

  11. I think it is around the bend by Boman HS

  12. AWESOME SAUCE! !!
    God bless America!

  13. Melanie Lynn Melanie Lynn says:

    From someone who volunteered twice with Habitat for Humanity, it’s amazing to see them finally home! I know my group had a lot of fun helping build them!

  14. Erica Brough Erica Brough says:

    Are these the ones you worked on Nick Cooper?

  15. This is great!! Thank God

  16. Next to bowman high school

  17. Karen Smith Karen Smith says:

    Fantastic! They are so deserving!

  18. Susan Howe Susan Howe says:

    So awesome, my cousin and her husband will be in their new home soon. :)

  19. Alysia N Lonzo Shelley Cora Gulipardo Turner

  20. My husband and his company built the road here for the veterans Randy Becker @rcbeckerandson

  21. Thats the right thing to do

  22. Ray Fox Ray Fox says:

    Love it! Great work.

  23. Aren’t these the ones we “built”Lauren?

  24. Love hearing this is being done for our veterans, they have earned it. But unfortunately my second thought was, living in this sick twisted world we are in, now you have all veterans together if some crazy person wanted to do damage. Pray for safety for all.

  25. They need to do something for the homeless ones too

  26. This is what America should be about. Not killing and.hating

  27. Katie Fowler Katie Fowler says:

    I had no idea this was going on – how great!

  28. It’s nice to here stuff like this going on in the scv thank u lord

  29. This is freaking awesome!!!!! I hope other cities get with the program!

  30. Was so cool to watch it being built.

  31. THAT IS SO AWESOME KATHY!

  32. Close to our old stomping grounds. Good for you who were involved !

  33. Thank you president Carter. One of America’s greatest.

  34. Elsa Necchi Elsa Necchi says:

    Finally!!! doing something correct. God blessed you!!!

  35. That warms my heart❤️

  36. Hayley Rose Hayley Rose says:

    Hopefully they also provide proper psychiatric care

  37. Linda Jensen Linda Jensen says:

    So thankful these Veterans get the help they need and homes.

  38. Thank you. I’m such a proud big sister

  39. About time. Thank you to all that make it possible

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