She won’t move in for 10 months, but that doesn’t stop Izabella Tumanyan from visiting the beginnings of her new home each day in the 600 block of Geneva Street. Sometimes she comes with her husband and two children, ages 10 and 12.
“We are very excited,” Tumanyan said. “Every day I come here…and watch from the outside to see how it is being built.”
The Habitat for Humanity project is in the beginning stages — a crew from the Pasadena-based construction company Pankow laid the foundation this week. But when it is done in March 2012, the five-unit, 6,250-square-foot complex will become home to local families for whom home ownership would otherwise have been a distant fantasy.
The $1.1 million project is the result of collaboration not just between Habitat for Humanity and its beneficiaries, but also the city of Glendale and local businesses, said Paul Linz, executive board member of Habitat for Humanity’s San Gabriel Valley chapter.