Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
What We Do
The overwhelming need for housing in our communities has provided Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods.
Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S., and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income.
Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very-low-income Southern California residents.
Working with volunteers, families, individuals, corporations, congregations, and donors, we are able to address this important housing issue throughout greater Los Angeles. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out
With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat LA constructs new or renovates existing homes alongside Habitat partner homebuyers. Our partner homebuyers make a small down payment and monthly mortgage payments, and they invest 200-500 hours of sweat equity hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat homebuyers. Habitat homes are sold to partner homebuyers at no profit and are financed with affordable loans.
Since 1990, we have built, rehabilitated, or repaired over 900 houses in neighborhoods all across greater Los Angeles. Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable, and affordable housing a reality for all.