Ceremony Will Present Two New Homes to a Military Veteran and a Family Relocated Following a Wildfire
Santa Cruz, CA – September 29, 2022 – Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay and Housing Trust Silicon Valley, a nonprofit community loan fund, today announced the dedication ceremony at Rodeo Creek Court, an 11-unit development that will house a military veteran and a family forced to relocate following the CZU Lightning Complex fire in 2020.
Eurek Hinds, a disabled military veteran, and the Politte family, who were displaced by the CZU fire, will receive two homes in the development, which they helped build.
This is Habitat Monterey’s 60th home and in honor of it, the City of Santa Cruz will also be providing a proclamation, naming September 29 “Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay Day.”
Early funding was provided by Housing Trust through a $1M construction loan. Rodeo Creek Court includes 2 single-story two-bedroom homes, 8 two-story three-bedroom homes, and 1 single level, ADA-compliant home.
“A dedication ceremony is such a special moment in this industry and especially in the lives of these families,” said Noni Ramos, CEO, Housing Trust Silicon Valley. “We are so honored to be a part of this incredible journey to house deserving people.”
“We’re committed to helping solve California’s housing crisis and to working with partners like Housing Trust Silicon Valley to provide housing for vulnerable communities,” said Satish Rishi, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay.
About Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay
Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay is an independent locally operated and funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to build decent, affordable homes and provide home ownership opportunities to qualified families who live and work in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
About Housing Trust Silicon Valley
Housing Trust Silicon Valley (Housing Trust) is a CDFI, (Community Development Financial Institution) based in San Jose that works to improve the quality of life for low to moderate -income people in the greater Bay Area by increasing affordable housing opportunities. Since 2000, Housing Trust has invested nearly $500 million in programs that help everyone from the homeless to renters to first time homebuyers – creating over 25,400 affordable housing opportunities serving 46,000 plus of our neighbors.