culver city build project update


September 27, 2017

This is a picture of the build site on the 4000 block of Globe Ave. in Culver City. Habitat LA will build 10 homes (6 individual houses and 4 duplex units). The homes will be two stories with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (approximately 1,300 square feet). Each home will have its own parking spaces. Five of the homes have been sponsored by faith-based coalitions such as our Westside Church Coalition.

Habitat LA has been fundraising to cover the cost of the other five homes and is in the process of securing a construction loan. While we had expected to begin building in September, the projected start date has been pushed back to November 2017. However, we acknowledge that with all construction projects we will need to be flexible as the timeline may change once again.

sign up to build

Spots have been reserved for volunteers from Venice FMC on the following days:

  • Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Wed., March 28, 2018 (reserved for youth and young adult ministries)
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018

Thank you to those who have signed up for spots already! We had more than 40 individuals indicate they are interested in building. To ensure that everyone gets a chance, please initially sign up for one spot.

To reserve a spot, please go to:



Westside church coalition    T-shirts for sale

The Westside Church Coalition is ordering t-shirts to wear to show unity among the churches during our build days and at future celebration events. The shirts are available at an advance order price of $15. If you would like to order a t-shirt, please stop by the Habitat table at Venice FMC this Sunday, October 1 or send an email to The sizes available are S through XXX-L and will be distributed by the end of October.


westside church coalition and     patience house

Venice Free Methodist Church has partnered with the following churches to form the Westside Church Coalition and to sponsor one of the 10 Habitat homes:

  • Westlight Community Church
  • Marina Christian Fellowship
  • West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
  • Westwood United Methodist Church
  • First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica
  • Culver-Palms United Methodist Church
  • SOMA Culver City
  • The Church in Ocean Park

The Coalition named the house it is sponsoring "Patience House" due to the long time it has taken for the project to reach this stage. However, the delays have turned into opportunities for dialogue, fundraising, and deepening relationships among the participating churches.

Mulvilhill Family


Habitat LA chose the Mulvihill Family to be the new homeowners of Patience House. Kaoru and her sons, Ryan, Mason, Trent and Kendall are active at Westlight Community Church and are familiar faces to many at Venice FMC. We look forward to working side-by-side with them to build their new home.



Financial Support

If you would like to support Habitat's Culver City project, you can make an online donation through this link:


Contact Dianne Tyau at 310-702-3556 or at