On June 11, Pomona Valley Habitat broke ground for their next project in Walnut in partnership with PV Habitat and Peninsula Publishing, Southern California Edison and the City of Walnut.
“I can honestly say that these many months of planning have been quite a learning experience for our small Habitat affiliate” said Jody Gmeiner, President and CEO of Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity. “All three groups joined forces to break ground on this, our first home for a military or veteran family”.
This project, known as ABC 2.0 (meaning the house will be Affordable, Buildable and Certifiable with all green agencies) is a Net Zero house; it will produce the energy it needs, thereby helping the family keep their energy costs very low.
The Walnut house will not be a typical Habitat house, but PV Habitat did not want to pass on this extensive learning experience in green building, as well as the opportunity to serve another family.
Interested Veterans should call Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity at (909) 596-7098 to be placed on an orientation waiting list. Veteran families currently living in the Pomona Valley Habitat service area are eligible to apply.
Pomona Valley Habitat serves the local cities of, Chino, Chino Hills, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Glendora, La Puente, La Verne, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut and West Covina.
Please note, for the Walnut and La Verne houses, eligible Veterans living in those cities will be given first consideration. If we are not able to find eligible Veteran families currently living in the cities of Walnut and La Verne, those two houses will also be available for Veterans living in our entire 16 city service area.
For more information on how you can be involved or support this project, please call our office at 909-596-7098.