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By Miriam Raftery

April 5, 2017 (El Cajon) - Habitat for Humanity San Diego has applied for a planning permit, general plan amendment and zone reclassification to build five affordable, single-family detached homes in El Cajon.

The location is at 585 Ballantyne St., on the east side of Ballantyne, just south of I-8 and north of East Madison.  The site is four-tenths of an acre.

Habitat for Humanity’s concept is for those who need adequate shelter to work side by side with volunteers to build decent, affordable houses. The houses are built at no profit. New homeowners’ house payments are combined with no-interest loans provided by supporters and money earned by fundraising to create “The Fund for Humanity,” used to build more homes.

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, raised awareness and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Today, Habitat works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries; the group has helped 6.8 million people achieve stability and independence through safe and affordable shelter.

Project plans for the proposed project are available for view at the El Cajon Project Assistance Center, 200 Civic Center Way. The public can submit comments via email to Melissa Devine, project manager at mdevine@cityofelcajon.us. Please reference:

General Plan Amendment No. 2017-01

Zone Reclassification No. 2325

Tentative Subdivision Map No. 669

The decision to approve or deny this project will be made at a public hearing to be scheduled after city staff ‘s review process is complete. If you wish to be added to the list for notification of hearings, contact the project manager at mdevine@cityofelcajon.us.

View full notification:  http://www.cityofelcajon.us/home/showdocument?id=12208