Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara CountyDonate
Our Mission: Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. All Are Welcome: We welcome volunteers and supporters to help serve people in need of decent affordable housing, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
Social Change Project:
Our goal is to create a community where locals can work, live, and invest in their neighborhoods long-term. We partner with low-income individuals and families to build stability and self-reliance. Habitat homeowners invest “sweat equity” by helping to construct their new homes. With your support, they also pay an affordable mortgage—a hand up, not a handout. In addition to new housing, we are committed to maintaining or improving existing homes and to neighborhood revitalization projects. Since our inception in the year 2000, our local affiliate has added 22 homes to the county’s inventory-much needed shelter for 84 individuals, half of whom are children. To support disaster recovery efforts in Montecito this year, we also mobilized nearly 2,000 volunteers who removed 42,000 tons of mud and repaired more than 100 homes.
A few months back…I heard a buzz of activity coming from next door. I went to check it out and found a dozen or so people working in our neighbors area. They were young and old and full of excitement. They were…doing everything possible to assist my neighbor in things that she could not do herself…Their giving was so great that I asked who was responsible for this…
A month later, on a Saturday morning, we had a group of volunteers working on our home. Not only were they building new safe steps, they were scraping and painting our deck…generally doing work that my wife and I could never have done ourselves.
— Ed and Evelyn Boyle, Santa Barbara