A Spotlight on Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods®

The annual WE Build on Saturday, May 11th was truly a remarkable day filled with boundless energy and enthusiasm. Volunteers came together to raise money and tackle projects totaling $102,651.38, working on a variety of impactful initiatives for the next six homes in the Palmdale Veteran Enriched Neighborhood®. From creating art cutouts for our Trauma-Informed Art workshops to building benches and a shed for the community garden. Each task was approached with dedication and passion. Our wonderful volunteers went above and beyond by installing address numbers, access panels and plaques, meticulously measuring and installing caulk baseboards, constructing fences, initiating irrigation systems, painting the interiors of homes, and even pouring concrete on pathways! It was a day of meaningful progress and collective effort that truly showcased the power of community coming together for a common cause.

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Construction Update

The Palmdale Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® project is progressing smoothly, with Phase 4 nearing completion and Phase 5 already having its foundations poured. Cabinets have already been installed in Phase 4 as we move towards our August 10 Key Ceremony. Furthermore, Phase 5 has successfully passed the sewer inspection, signifying that all necessary requirements have been met for the next phase of development to commence seamlessly.

The North Hollywood Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® project has made significant progress thanks to the dedication and hard work of our volunteers. The completion of the block wall is nearing, marking a major milestone in the construction process. We are excited to continue sharing updates on upcoming steps on this new project.

Family Services

Spring Brunch

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news about our first-ever Spring Brunch held on April 27th. Families from the Palmdale community came together to join us for this event, which was an incredible opportunity for them to bond with their neighbors and create lasting relationships. The atmosphere was filled with excitement, joy, and unity as families enjoyed a delicious brunch and engaging conversations in a warm and welcoming environment. We are proud to have brought the community together in such a meaningful way and look forward to creating more opportunities for families to connect in the future. Thank you to Crazy Otto's for supplying brunch at reduced costs.

Check out our 2023 Annual Impact Report for all the highlights! Click through to explore our journey of creating homes and changing lives.

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Ghost Army: A Legacy

Learn about the incredible work that our Board member Michael Klein's father was involved in during WWII. As a member of the Ghost Army, his top-secret unit's mission was to deceive the enemy. Michael accepted the Congressional Gold Medal in May on his father's behalf. You can view the film "The Ghost Army" on and it will be coming back to many PBS stations this month and June.

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Funder Spotlight

Assistance League of Antelope Valley

The Assistance League of Antelope Valley is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Antelope Valley Families. They run programs such as "Operation School Bell," the "Commonality Program," and the "Education Program," all of which provide items and funding for those in need: students, domestic violence survivors, babies and children, homeless veterans, and more. We are very fortunate to have recently received a grant! This is on top of the individual move-in assistance that they provide to the veterans moving into our Palmdale Veteran Enriched Neighborhood®. Here are some of their generous and wonderful leaders, including H4F Board member Rose Rockey, at our recent Builder's Ball. Thank you!

Our Sponsors

Our most heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors who make it possible for us to continue serving our veterans:

Wells Fargo

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Lockheed Martin

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Levine Family Foundation

I.N. and Susana H. Van Nuys Foundation


Supo Foundation

Assistance League AV

Stater Bros. Charities

Banc of California

Hollywood Canteen Foundation


Upcoming Events

Fund Racing for Vets 2024

Join us for an adrenaline-fueled adventure with purpose at our Fund Racing for Vets event on September 21, 2024! Whether you're a seasoned racer or a compassionate supporter, your involvement drives change and gratitude for those who've served our country. Shift into high gear and join us in turning races into lasting legacies.

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Rainbow Build 2024

Please join us for our 6th annual Rainbow Build held on Saturday, September 28, 2024! The Rainbow Build engages neighborhoods, corporations and the LGBTQA+ community in H4F mission to build resiliency, economic growth, neighborhoods, and homes for veteran families.

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Homebuyer Applications

We are currently accepting applications for veterans to join our Palmdale neighborhood and our newest neighborhood in North Hollywood. If you or a Veteran you know may qualify, please visit our website.

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Hard Hats for Heroes

Our simple, recurring monthly giving program allows you to donate a small amount that adds up meaningfully!

After just one year:

$10 a month will buy a family window

$25 a month will buy a front door

$50 a month will buy cabinets for a veteran's kitchen

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Donate to keep the important work moving forward!

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