Fremont (Central Commons – 30 new homes, 2nd phase): We’re tackling some huge tasks to get Phase 2 of Central Commons ready for the rainy season. We’re making transformative progress as we work on exterior trim, siding, blocking, more framing, and sheathing. These are big jobs, but nothing our volunteers, staff, and AmeriCorps can’t handle! Our goal is to get phase two weatherized before the rains come. That way volunteers can spend the winter months working on the inside, the heart, of the homes. Click here to sign up for a day on site!

San Jose (Bridge Housing Communities – 1590 Las Plumas, San Jose): We’ve moved an additional six emergency sleeping cabins to their new home around the corner on Mabury Road, joining the previous six we moved in August!

But, there’s still work to be done. Volunteers at the Mabury Road site are building cabin porches and the community centers’ decks, as well as installing fencing, and finishing electrical so the cabins have power.

Back at the cabin assembly site on Las Plumas, volunteers are working on the drywall, storage, linoleum flooring, and accent siding for the remaining cabins.

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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.

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