Home Depot Helps Improve Housing for Homeless Female Veterans

Last week, over 300 Home Depot employees helped put the finishing touches on Blue Butterfly Village, our community for homeless female veterans in Los Angeles. Volunteers installed gardens and path lighting, built playhouses and picnic benches, painted fences, assembled storage units and so much more.

Blue Butterfly Village is a 73-unit 2BR townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. All 73 units are subsidized for homeless families with Veteran families receiving a preference for 61 of the units and 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program. Amenities include a garage, private office/meeting space, community rooms, meeting/conference room, in unit washer/dryer, children’s play area and community walking path. Each unit is fully furnished and all utilities are included in the rent.  Blue Butterfly Village is also home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Protected Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Sanctuary.  

And Special thanks to Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles’ partner, Designed From The Heart. Heidi Bendetson, founder of Designed from the Heart, recruited 73 designers to uniquely decorate each unit. The volunteers spent two months in total preparing all units. Each designer will have an opportunity to hand off the keys and welcome residents to their respective homes.