On Saturday, September 15, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County will celebrate the completion of its 55th and 56th new homes. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with introductions and opening remarks, followed by a formal house dedication and blessing, house tour, photos, and refreshments. The homes are located at 271 and 281 W. Stroube Street, Oxnard CA, 93036 (corner of Stroube Street and Detroit Drive).
If you plan to attend the September 15 dedications, please call (805) 485-6065, x200.
At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live, and we empower families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dreams of homeownership. First-time homeowners, Blanca Cuellar and Maria Deciga have worked hard to achieve homeownership and stability for their children, each completing more than 250 hours building their home and attending financial management and home maintenance workshops.
“We recognize that building and preserving affordable housing in Ventura County is a collaborative effort,” said Stacy Swanson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. “We are so grateful for our partnerships in neighborhoods across Ventura County to make homeownership a reality for low and very-low income families. We aspire to improve and preserve our neighborhoods to ensure continued affordable housing opportunities and sustainable communities.”
Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of the volunteers, donors, sponsors, and partners who made this possible!
These simple, decent beautiful homes were built by Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County in partnership with partner-families, Blanca and Maria, the St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church “Habitat to the Max” Ministry; hundreds of volunteers; Habitat dedicated Wednesday crew; and the 2012 Women Build sponsors: AMEEN, an Amgen Affinity Group; Lowe’s of Oxnard, Monsanto; Terri Freidin of Troop Real Estate Group; Tebo Tile and Stone; and Zebra Technologies.
This year’s homeowner education classes were taught by local professionals and Habitat staff who generously volunteered their time to share their expertise:
Selina H. Medina, CPA & Owner of SHM Tax Advisors Inc (Budgeting)
Jay Ducan Manager, City of Oxnard Recycling Manager (Green Neighbor)
The American Red Cross (Disaster Preparedness)
Pierre J. Rodnunsky, Estate Attorney & Partner at Santiago, Rodnunsky & Jones (Wills and Trusts)
Eddie Stolsig, Tae Ryong Taekwondo School and Police Officer Howard Horwitz with the Simi Valley Police Department (Safety)
Joslyn Tillar, Farmers Insurance and Pepperdine Waves of Service Coordinator (Insurance)
John Kistler, Habitat for Humanity Construction Manager (Home Maintenance)
Stacy Swanson, Habitat for Humanity Executive Director (Mortgages)
Maria Herrera, Habitat for Humanity Family Partner Team and Employment Specialist with Oxnard Union High School District (Technical Translator)
Ronda Chung, Habitat for Humanity Family Partner Chair and Director of Marketing at WellPoint (Family Services Program)