About Us

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Our Mission

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

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Habitat LA envisions a world where every person has a decent place to live. Our mission was born from a tradition of radical inclusivity, where people of all races, faiths, and backgrounds come together for a common cause. 

We commit to dismantling discriminatory housing practices. 

We create a culture of inclusion that does not eliminate personal differences but celebrates them, allowing for a shared place of love that encourages progress toward a more just society. 

We empower communities to build equitable and inclusive neighborhoods through housing opportunities and community development. 

We promote mutual respect, collaboration, authenticity, and a foundation of understanding among our staff, volunteers, and donors. 

What We Do

The overwhelming need for housing in our communities has provided Habitat for Humanity of 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 50-120% 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 1,000 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.

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