San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH), a faith-based organization, works in partnership with families to strengthen communities and transform lives by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and making affordable homeownership a reality for people in need in our community.
SDHFH is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves the County of San Diego. SDHFH is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally, and builds locally.
SDHFH builds simple and decent, affordable homes for ownership by low-income families. SDHFH offers “a hand up, not a handout” to partner families who invest “sweat equity” in helping to build their own homes. Families then purchase their homes through zero-profit, zero-interest mortgages. Families qualify for the Habitat program based on ability to repay the mortgage, need for improved housing, and willingness to partner with SDHFH through sweat equity.
Habitat homes are built with donations of money, materials and labor. To date, SDHFH has built 187 homes throughout San Diego County, serving 809 men, women and children, with the support of 156,000 volunteers and generous corporate and government partners.