On Saturday eighteen families made history as they received the keys to the homes they have purchased in the final phase of the Habitat for Heroes and Foundations for FamiliesTM neighborhood in San Juan Capistrano, California. These 18 families joined nine families who purchased homes in phases one and two, and together they will become the first neighborhood of Habitat homes sold to active military, military veterans and local civilian families.
We are thrilled to be the first Habitat affiliate in the country to create a neighborhood where active military, military veterans and local civilian families can purchase an affordable home in a great community. As we welcome these last 18 families to our 27-home development in San Juan Capistrano, we are especially pleased that three homes in this development have been purchased by active duty military families, and eight have been purchased by military veteran families. Our goal is to continue to reach out to military and veterans in Orange County to offer them affordable homeownership opportunities. We hope that other Habitat affiliates around the country are able to replicate the pilot program we’ve created so that they too can build similar neighborhoods in their communities.