Why We Build
Our Vision: A County where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission: 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. Mission Principles
This year, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura county is celebrating three decades of changing lives for many families in our county by providing safe, affordable housing and homeownership opportunities. ”
Mark your calendars for the following activities, and watch for details and updates on our website and Builders Bulletin
- January 30 – Preserve a Home Dedication in Saticoy
- February 10 – Ventura Habitat Half Marathon and 5K – Register today
- March 4 – Habitat Open House at the Habitat office in Oxnard – check our Volunteer Calendar for details
- March 31 – April 6 – Habitat Act, Speak, Build Week
- April 20 – Habitat to the Max Annual Dinner & Silent Auction in Westlake Village
- April 21-27 – National Volunteer Week
- April 22 – Earth Day
- April 28 – Volunteer Reception
- May 13-18 – Women Build Week
- June 10 – Habitat Open House
- August 23 – Annual Cocktails in Havana, sponsored by VCCAR
- September – ReStore celebrates 14 years in Ventura County
- October 5 – 30th Anniversary Celebration
A “Hand-Up” not a Hand-Out
Since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, an independent Habitat affiliate and locally managed 501(c)(3), has repaired more than 500 homes and built more than 54 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.
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Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a 501(c)(3) Corporation, Federal Tax ID 77-0120376.
View our most recent Form 990 filing