PALMDALE – City of Palmdale elected officials, staff, and community volunteers joined Homes 4 Families’ annual Rainbow Build at the Palmdale Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® on Saturday, Sept. 17. The City presented Homes 4 Families with an $800,000 check representing ARPA funds granted to support the project in the building of veteran homes.
“This project provides the opportunity for veterans to attain the stability of homeownership, and we are so proud to be a part of that mission,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “We are also glad to again be a part of the annual Rainbow Build, celebrating our LGBTQ+ community.”
The annual Rainbow Build engages neighborhoods, corporations, and the LGBTQ+ community in Homes 4 Families mission to build resiliency, economic growth, neighborhoods, and homes for veteran families. This build brings people together to not only build homes, but to learn about housing issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community and Veterans.
Additional support for this project includes mortgage assistance for up to $50,000 per household available through the City of Palmdale Housing Authority.
Home 4 Families
Homes 4 Families is a non-profit that works to empower low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. They are under construction on their third Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® in Palmdale, a 56-home community of which sixteen have been completed and occupied. This community is built in partnership with The California Department of Veterans Affairs, the City of Palmdale, and supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and many other public and private entities.
For more details about Homes For families, including future volunteer opportunities, visit https://homes4families.org.
For more information on housing programs in Palmdale, please contact Sophia Reyes in the Housing Division at 661/267-5126.