Faith and Community
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 for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) Values Our 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 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.
Join Habitat LA from though the end of 2019 as a Covenant Partner to help complete an additional 635 homes! Covenant Partners will pray, volunteer, help find partner families, fundraise, and/ or advocate. Click on the button below for more information.
Interfaith Building Initiative
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.
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.