Habitat LA Catholic Coalition

We can find no social or moral justification, no justification whatsoever, for lack of housing.”
Pope Francis, St. Patrick’s Church in Washington D.C.


The Habitat for Humanity LA Catholic Coalition was founded in 2014 as a way to demonstrate the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching by bringing Catholic churches, schools, and other organizations together to build hope and homes for families in need across greater Los Angeles.

The coalition, currently consisting of 22 members within the Our Lady of the Angels, San Fernando, and San Pedro Pastoral Regions within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, participates in a number of ways on a yearly basis. Volunteering at a build site, encouraging families to apply to receive a home, raising and making contributions to purchase building materials for the homes, hosting special events and info nights, engaging youth, and advocating for fair and equal housing with local leaders and elected officials are just some of the ways that the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition is making a difference in our community.

Through our building on faith efforts, we are becoming carpenters, just as Jesus was, and putting our principles of life and dignity of the human person, call to family, community and participation, rights and responsibilities, preferential option for the poor, the dignity of work, solidarity, and care for God’s creation into action.


Owning a home makes a huge difference and Habitat for Humanity makes a huge difference… It is my hope that all parishes in the LA Archdiocese will find some way to participate.”

Archbishop José H. Gomez, Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese


The Habitat LA Catholic Coalition has lent their time, talent and treasure to build the following Habitat LA homes. Please see our Flickr album for photos from each of these developments.

2014-2015: Lynwood (7 homes)
2016-2017: Montebello (4 homes)

2018: Long Beach (4 homes)
2019-2020: Culver City (10 homes)

2020: Carson (1 home)
2021-2023: Long Beach (46 homes)


Coalition Members


Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services

American Martyrs of Manhattan Beach

Beatitudes of Our Lord of La Mirada

Corpus Christi of Pacific Palisades

Father William J. Brelsford Knights of Columbus Council

Loyola High School

Knights of Columbus of Downey

Knights of Columbus of Redondo Beach

St. Andrew Russian Greek Orthodox of El Segundo

St. Anthony High School of Long Beach

St. Bartholomew of Long Beach

St. Bruno of Whittier

St. Cornelius of Long Beach

St. James of Redondo Beach

St. John Chrysostom of Inglewood

St. John Fisher of Rancho Palos Verdes

St. Lawrence Martyr of Redondo Beach

St. Martin of Tours of Brentwood

St. Monica of Santa Monica

St. Paul the Apostle of Westwood

St. Timothy Church and School of Los Angeles


Meet A Habitat LA Homeowner

Meet Betty, one of the Habitat LA partner homeowners supported by the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition
Betty M Receives Keys to Her Home 2009
Betty M. 10 years later

Join Us

We invite you to participate in the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition’s efforts in the following ways:

Pray: https://www.habitatla.org/world-habitat-day-prayer-for-shelter/

Volunteer: https://www.habitatla.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Donate: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCB

Apply: https://www.habitatla.org/how-to-apply/

Advocate: https://www.habitatla.org/get-involved/advocate/

For additional information, please contact Chris Untiet, Director of Faith Relations at (424) 246-3622.