Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys
Los Angeles, CA
Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys' mission is to lift low-income working families out of an endless cycle of poverty housing and to offer veterans a gateway to the American Dream so they can build brighter economic futures.
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 and the Antelope Valley, building houses for low-income working families and veteran families. To date, we have built over 200 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.
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 like skills to our families that enable them to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. 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.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of San Fernado/Santa Clarita Valley, visit www.humanityca.org.