Building Homes & Hope
Why We Build
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County strengthens communities and fosters hope by bringing people together to build simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need.
- Donate funds and materials: Monetary gifts and in-kind donations of building materials are needed.
- Donate your time and skills: Each and every volunteer can have a large impact.
- Sign up to Volunteer
- Call 805-485-6065, x200 for information about our new Cemetery Road Community in Santa Paula and Preserve a Home program.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County provides g home ownership opportunities and repairs for hardworking low-income families.Since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, an independent Habitat affiliate and locally managed 501(c)(3), has repaired more than 300 homes and built 56 new homes for families in need. Habitat houses are purchased by low-income families at affordable prices, thanks to volunteer labor, the support of community organizations, donation of land, and Habitat’s no-profit, no-interest mortgages. Habitat family partners are chosen without regard for race, religion or ethnicity. They must be legal U.S. residents and residents of Ventura County for at least one year.
To qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program, families are selected based upon on the following criteria:
Need: Low and very low-income families currently living in substandard housing
Ability to Pay: Repayment of a no-interest loan plus property taxes, and ability to maintain their home.
Willingness to Partner: Investment of 250-500 hours of labor (“sweat equity”) toward helping build their home and the homes of other Habitat partner-families.
All Are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County serves people in need regardless of race, religion, age or gender. Volunteers and supporters are also welcome regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, age or gender. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize; 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.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a 501(c)(3) Corporation, Federal Tax ID 77-0120376.