Journey Real Estate Team Donates and Volunteers to Help Repair Oakland Home

June 8th, 2021


Corey Robinson, founder of Journey Real Estate, has been a Member of Giveback Homes for over 5 years. Corey and his real estate business have helped support affordable housing, disaster relief efforts and clean water initiatives. On Saturday, June 5th, 2021, Corey and his team helped make necessary repairs and upgrades to a home that has sat vacant in Oakland for 15 years. Corey partnered with Raully Jones Construction, to help donate and volunteer their time on the build site with Journey Real Estate.

Two single-family residences have been donated to Habitat for Humanity with the intention of creating long-term, affordable housing for local families. Deed restrictions will protect affordability for many years to come, so that these two homes will be enduring additions to our area’s sorely-needed affordable housing stock. With these two homes on Manila Avenue, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley will transform two houses that have sat vacant for over a decade, and make much-needed updates, repairs, and improvements.

The Journey Real Estate Team helped dig trenches for concreted driveway strips, paint, and install windows at our Oakland Rehab project. Thanks to their help, the home is one step closer to being move-in ready, allowing a deserving family in need to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

"When I started Journey Real Estate, it was important to me that we focus on community and giving back. Through our partnership with Giveback Homes, we love being able to pour into various charitable causes and also get our hands dirty on build days like this project in Oakland." - Corey Robinson  


 Meet the family they are helping: Kiet and Binh Dang

“This is our dream come true,” says Kiet Dang while working on the sweat equity at their future home in Oakland. “Finally, we see that it’s true. This our house.” It’s been seven years since the family first applied to Habitat’s Homeownership program and while they kept tabs on the Habitat website and dropped by the Oakland office on occasion, Kiet and Binh also continued working hard and saving diligently in the hopes of one day becoming homeowners. The couple and their 12-year-old son, Phong, have all been sharing one bedroom in a house with seven other household members. “For me,” Kiet says, “all things are for our son first. My kid, my grandchildren someday – their future is more important than my future. That’s all we dream about.” That future became a reality when Kiet and Binh learned they’d be able to purchase a Habitat Home with a stable, affordable mortgage. Their son, Phong can’t wait for the space, peace and privacy. Binh, an avid cook, smiles ear to ear when she looks at their future kitchen. “This is my house,” says Binh, “I’ll work for it. I feel so happy.”



We are grateful to Corey Robinson, Raully Jones Construction and the entire Journey Real Estate team for donating their time and money to help make this project a success. Soon, a deserving family will be able to call it home.




Want to get involved? Email to host a Team Build Day at our Oakland Rehab.


To join the Giveback Homes movement go to To donate and help build a home for a family in need, please click here. 100% of your contribution will go directly towards building homes #forsocialgood