Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys was founded in 1990 as an affiliate for Habitat of Humanity International. We are a locally run, independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving North Los Angeles County, building houses for low-income working families and veteran families. To date, we have built over 224 homes and are among the top 5% of Habitat affiliates nationwide to reach this goal. This is a new kind of Habitat, for a new generation.
What We Do
By working with the other non-profits, government agencies, faith organizations and community groups, as well as individual donors and volunteers we are able to keep costs low. Our Habitat affiliate takes it a step further by holding the interest free loans, enabling our families to buy a home for less than what they would pay in rent. This is a dream most of these families would never be able to realize without the help of Habitat for Humanity.
Along with building homes, we also provide a mentoring program that stays in the communities for two years. It teaches like skills, money-management skills, educational training, as well as urban community gardening, while providing health services referrals. We call this our Enriched Neighborhood model. This model empowers our homeowners and their children to transform their lives and their entire community. In return, we ask our families to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity.
Our Mission, Core Values, Recipients and Friends…
We strive to provide a decent, safe and affordable place to live for every man, woman and child in the San Fernando Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. We further promote education and self-sufficiency by connecting our recipients to social services.
Our Core Values…
• Advocacy for the elimination of substandard housing & the creation of safe neighborhoods for all.
• The importance of home stability in addition to the opportunity for advancement.
• The advancement of human rights and fair housing around the world.
• Excellence in home construction and volunteer experiences.
• Inclusion, diversity and respect for all.
• Environmental and financial sustainability.
Our Recipients and Friends…
…Low-income working families.
…Veterans, service-disabled veterans and families of the fallen.
…All populations interested in volunteerism, including youth.
…All who are interested in financially advancing our mission.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate andrepair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
All are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.