Faith and Community


Our Mission


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



Serving Together in Ministry


Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry built on the principles of obeying God, loving one another, and caring for our neighbors. Habitat and the faith community are natural partners in this hands-on ministry, where people are given an opportunity to put their faith into action and see a tangible result.


Habitat LA Faith Partners


People of faith are called to reach out to those in need and change the world. We offer them that opportunity. Together we embrace our shared calling to make a difference in the world. We accomplish this by partnering with others and building homes and hope. The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) ministry allows congregations the opportunity to follow Christ's teachings by serving those in need. Each home built by Habitat LA is a testimony to the love of God.


Ways To Get Involved


Click here for upcoming Faith and Community Events


Covenant Partners


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Covenant Partners will pray, volunteer, help find partner families, fundraise, and/ or advocate. Click on the button below for more information. 


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Thrivent Builds


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Since 2005, Habitat LA has proudly partnered with Thrivent to build hope and homes and put faith into action for families in need. During that time, 19 new homes have been completed and two more are set for completion by the end of 2020! Thrivent contributes 50% of the funding for each home and encourages churches and people of faith across greater Los Angeles to band together to raise the remainder and volunteer to help build the homes. Join us as we Live Generously and complete two more Habitat LA-Thrivent homes in South LA this summer and fall!

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Interfaith Building Initiative


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Habitat LA is thrilled to be partnering with Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat affiliates across the country to promote an interfaith building initiative. We will bring different faith and spiritual traditions together to build and renovate homes, as well as educate and advocate on behalf of the thousands in need of decent and affordable homes right here in greater Los Angeles. For more detailed information about the program, click here.


Faith Coalitions


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Given the overall cost and time it takes to build a home, it can be challenging for one congregation to complete a Habitat home on their own. However, when 10-15 congregations come together, they can make a significant impact on the lack of affordable housing by building homes for hardworking, low-income families. Habitat LA has active Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Jewish coalitions building each year, as well as other denominations that have voiced an interest in working together. Be sure to contact us if you are interested in joining or starting your own denominational coalition.



Contact


Chris Untiet
Director of Faith Relations
(310) 323-4663 ext. 129
(310) 749-8575 (cell)

Kenna Ledbetter, M.A.
Faith Relations Manager
(310) 991-9452 (cell)


If you are interested in a group volunteer opportunity please click here.