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 219 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.