Habitat for Humanity builds a house downtown!

Habitat for Humanity is building a house in downtown's Horton Square!
Habitat for Humanity is building a house in downtown’s Horton Square!

Yesterday–Sunday–I was leaving Horton Plaza when I noticed a small home is being built in the center of downtown San Diego! The house is rising just south of Broadway in Horton Square, the exact spot where a weekly farmers market and winter ice rink are located.

I swung by again early this morning hoping to see volunteers at work, continuing with the construction. One gentleman had already arrived and was carrying tools out of a shed. I asked him when the day’s work would begin. They were forced to work between 9 and 10, he told me, because of the noise of hammering!

The project is called Habitat Off Broadway. The unusual build site provides Habitat for Humanity an opportunity to share their mission with those who live and work in the heart of San Diego.

Once the house is framed, it will be broken down into pieces and transported to east county’s El Cajon, where it will become somebody’s home.

Gentleman preparing the day's work told me a little about this unique project.
Gentleman preparing the day’s work told me a little about this unique project.
Habitat Off Broadway aims to touch those who live and work in San Diego.
Habitat Off Broadway aims to touch those who live and work in San Diego.
Sign explains how home ownership is beneficial for families.
Sign explains how home ownership is beneficial for families.
The house is already partially framed and awaits more work later in the morning!
The house is partially framed and awaits more work later in the morning!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

3 thoughts on “Habitat for Humanity builds a house downtown!”

  1. I had an ahha moment right after reading your last two entries. Your text is well written and accurate and informative. Your photos are really excellent. But I was thinking about the old complaint about newspapers and radio and tv news, *oh, it is always bad news. Why dont they ever tell us the good news.* Your blog always brings us good news. You show us our city when it is being spruced up and welcoming and well behaved. You let me know about all sorts of interesting good things that I dont often have time to get out and see for myself. I really appreciate that you find a seemingly endless supply of examples of San Diego at its best. Thank you for making this effort and sharing your delightful discoveries with us.

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    1. You’re welcome!

      I do notice the bad stuff while I’m walking about, but I choose to focus mostly on what is good. I guess it’s an attitude and philosophy that one chooses. Besides, you’re right. There’s enough preoccupation with what is bad, mean, crude, shallow and depressing on the news and in the culture. What would be the point in adding to it?

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