Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


Please note that we accept applications only during our open period. We do not accept applications on an open or continuous basis.  


The overwhelming need for affordable housing in Ventura County means that homeownership is out of reach for most low-income families. Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate these barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

With our help, Habtiat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat homebuyers must meet three primary requirements:

Homeownership Qualifications

 

Habitat for Humanity has helped 65 families become homeowners in Ventura County, a number that continues to rise by about 4 per year. After Habitat families are selected, they begin building their home and must contribute 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’  before completion. Habitat homeowners are also required to take homeowner education classes on topics ranging from finance and budgeting to home repair and maintenance. 

 

Together, we create and preserve affordable homeownership.

-Habitat  for Humanity  of Ventura  County  is a non-profit  housing  organization  that  works to  provide adequate housing by repairing and building simple, decent homes in partnership with people in need.

-Since its founding in 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has built 65 new homes and repaired more than 300 houses – in partnership  with sponsors, donors, volunteers, and Habitat families.

-Our goal is to build two new homes every seven to nine months.

-Many different resources are needed to create and preserve housing. These include land, materials, financial donations, and volunteers.

 

We offer a "Hand Up", not a hand-out

-Habitat future homeowners work hard to positively change their lives! They invest hundreds of hours into building their Habitat homes and the homes of other Habitat families.

-Families participate in educational workshops to prepare themselves for homeownership

-When construction  is finished, families repay the entire amount that it costs to build their homes

-Hard-earned income is invested in the future, children grow and thrive, and their contributions to society and neighborhoods grow.

 

Together, we are changing the face of neighborhoods and the lives of the families who live there.

-Companies, churches, faith groups, service organizations, and individuals can sponsor repairs or new home builds in full, or partner with others to share the sponsorship.

-Sponsor groups work in partnership with low-income homeowners, Habitat partner families, and residents of the community to build and revitalize homes.

-We offer a wide selection of programs  and  sponsorship opportunities…from new home builds and minor repairs to special events, in-kind donations, and monetary gifts.

-Strategic planning, strong management, and financial support at all levels sustain Habitat for Humanity  of Ventura County.

-Every day, we focus on  spending less money to raise more money for our programs and services. Fundraising efforts are in line with the scope of our programs, and administrative costs are consistently low.