Help us to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Make your Voice for Humanity Heard. Become an Advocacy Ambassador!

Take Action! Be the Change! Build Louder!

Habitat LA’s mission is to build hope, lives and communities by building, renovating and repairing homes for people in need as well as uniting individuals around the importance of affordable housing. That is why we challenge government, faith communities, corporations and volunteers to raise their voices and pens along with their hammers to solve the housing crisis here in Los Angeles County and across the globe!

Join us in building a movement to eradicate poverty housing from our communities and neighborhoods and to realize our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Become an Advocacy Ambassador click here to take the next step in Building Louder.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is the effort to influence an outcome such as a policy decision, allocation of resources, or the passage of legislation. There is a lot we can do:
• Lobbying
• Research
• Policymaker Outreach
• Public Education
• Policymaker Education
• Coalition Building
• Media Outreach

Why and How Habitat LA Advocates

Advocacy is vital to advance our mission through public policies, programs and funding. Habitat LA advocates public policy positions that accelerate progress toward decent, sustainable and affordable housing in addition to improving the quality of life for the economically challenged — families, seniors, veterans and individuals.
As a non-profit organization, Habitat LA does not endorse specific candidates or political parties. We support broad-based and practical policy solutions that stand the best chance of producing and preserving the largest number of affordable homes for people in LA County.

Non-Profit Lobbying: A Protected Right

Non-profit advocacy and lobbying are perfectly legal but don’t feel like you have to believe us. Read for yourself how the U.S. Constitution, Congress and the IRS have protected the rights of non-profits to engage in advocacy and legislative lobbying. For more information click Federal Law Protects Nonprofit Advocacy.

How You Can Help!

To advance its advocacy agenda, Habitat LA encourages its volunteers, donors, friends and supporters to contact their elected representatives to share the impact that safe, sustainable and affordable homes have on millions of Americans each year and urge responsible policies that will address the serious lack of affordable housing.

Become a Habitat LA Ambassador.

Raise your hammer and your voice to call attention about the need for safe, sustainable and affordable housing for all. Click here to sign up for periodic action alerts and important updates; invitations to advocacy events and opportunities to voice your support.

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Did you know?

  • California has the second lowest homeownership rate of any state in the nation.
  • LA County leads the nation in housing unaffordability; negatively affecting public health and driving up demand for county services.
  • Over 44,000 men, women and children are homeless every night in the County. This is a 12% increase from two years ago.
  • LA County is home to seven of the top ten zip codes with the worst housing overcrowding in the nation.
  • Despite the growing need for affordable homes, local funds for creating them have been cut by $230 million per year since 2008.