SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Dozens of volunteers with the LGBTQ community, working with the Habitat for Humanity, spread out to different build sites across San Diego County Saturday.
This is the first partnership with San Diego Pride, which includes more than 70 volunteers handling a host of duties to construct four townhomes from top to bottom in Logan Heights.
"I've been painting. I was taping up some plastic and taping up some painters tape so that painters could come through,” explained Eric Heinritz the Executive Director of San Diego LBGT Pride
No task is too tedious.
"Our volunteer group, they're a very passionate group they're a very giving type of group of people,” continued Heinritz.
"This is hard work,” said volunteer Debra Chavis. "It's what I love doing, giving back."
Much has been accomplished since the summer groundbreaking on the property off Cesar Chavez Parkway.
Then a team of 120 volunteers strapped on hard hats to hammer down and lend a hand.
"I mean everyone understands that housing is a really big issue here in San Diego,” said Karen Begin the Director of Development for San Diego Habitat for Humanity
This is just first section of what will eventually become 11 units.
"We build 4 days a week, we're on site with 15 or more volunteers,” continued Begin. "We enable folks earning below 80 percent of the area’s median income here to purchase and own the homes.”
This first phase of the four townhomes is expected to be completed in June 2018 and at that time some family can move in. Then, all 11 units are expected to be completed by December.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which eventually will be docked in San Diego.
More than 150 current and former service members and their families gathered on the USS Midway on Saturday morning.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
One person was shot and seriously injured outside a Kearny Mesa restaurant Friday night - sending diners running for cover.
A man who might have died trying to surf in a rain- swollen Escondido runoff channel on Valentine's Day has been identified.
A small private jet inbound to San Diego International Airport suffered primary brake failure but was still able to land safely on Saturday, officials said.
Weekend conditions are looking cool and wet. Stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
Six hundred active duty military and veterans will get a unique and intimate concert at the Belly Up on Monday February 18th.
On February 14, 2018, Aalayah Eastmond was in class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman opened fire.
A San Diego family received a sweet surprise on Valentine’s Day after a fellow diner unexpectedly paid their $52.75 Red Lobster tab and left a sweet note for the mother.