Habitat for Humanity – Carlsbad project

I spent the better part of the day working at the Habitat for Humanity site in Carlsbad, CA.  I worked painting sub-fascia, hauling windows and doors throughout five units that are being constructed.  We met one of the future residents who worked side by side with all of us as part of her sweat equity.

For those not familiar with habitat, each future homeowner must contribute a minimum of 500 hours of sweat equity – it’s their contribution, along with a down payment and monthly mortgage payments.  It’s not a giveaway/handout program, but it is driven by a significant amount of volunteer work, and I was happy to help out.  Writing checks is important, but so is putting in a little sweat of your own.

Here’s a photo of the side of the multi-family residence where I worked today…