Carter Project plans 30 L.A.-area homes

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the event, Habitat’s Los Angeles affiliate also announced a three-year campaign to build an additional 150 homes. The “Building a Greater Los Angeles” campaign will launch programs and events that address the region’s affordable-housing crisis. Former President Jimmy Carter announced Saturday that Habitat for Humanity will build 30 homes in the Los Angeles area. “The first step to solving the affordable-housing crisis in Los Angeles, and for that matter, throughout the world, is to shine a spotlight on the problem and implore all Americans to confront the issue,” said the former president. Now in its 24th year, the weeklong Jimmy Carter Work Project includes plans to build 14 houses in South Los Angeles and 16 homes in San Pedro. Thousands of volunteers will also repair 70 homes in the area. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of October. “It’s Habitat for Humanity’s highest-profile and oldest annual event,” said Duane Bates, spokesman for Habitat for Humanity International. “It’s when the Carters come out for a week to build housing and raise awareness about affordable housing.” last_img

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