Vision & Mission

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Building Homes & Hope

Why We Build

Together, we are building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in Ventura County.


A "Hand-Up" not a Hand-Out

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, a locally funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1983, has built 64 homes and repaired over 300 in our community. People in Ventura County partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Thanks to the support of community organizations, donors and volunteers, Habitat homeowners can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life f

or themselves and their families.

To qualify for Habitat for Humanity's homeownership program, families are selected based upon on the following criteria:

Need: Low-income families currently living in substandard housing
Ability to Pay: Repayment of an affordable loan
Willingness to Partner: Investment of 250-500 hours of labor ("sweat equity") toward helping build their home and the homes of other Habitat 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.

990 and Financial Statements: Habitat 990(FY 17), Financials (FY 17)Approved Board Minutes (11.13.17)





We strive to use contributions efficiently and effectively, investing 100% of donor dollars into our programs. ReStore income covers 100% of our overhead and administrative expenses. We are proud to have been awarded the highest possible rating from both Guide Star and Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. In 2018, we received a perfect 100 point score from Charity Navigator. Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores.