Disaster Recovery


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Our Disaster Recovery was established as a result of the devastating 2017-2018 wildfire season. In November, 2018, Los Angeles County experienced the most destructive wildfire in its history. Propelled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, the Woolsey fire burned for 13 days before nearly 4,000 firefighters could contain it. It left behind a trail of devastation that covered 150 square miles.

As part of our 2017 expansion into the San Fernando Valley, Habitat LA joined the Emergency Network of Los Angeles. We then helped establish and joined the Los Angeles Regional Community Recovery Organization (LARCRO). LARCRO is a coalition of community organizations and local government offices dedicated to helping those impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. Since inception, we have helped repair and rebuild over 120 homes and families.

Supporting families affected by natural and manmade disasters requires collaborative efforts. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) helps affected families with immediate and long-term support. The need for quality shelter and housing often remains for years after disasters and Los Angeles County remains at-risk for many types of incidents. We help communities recover, rebuild, strengthen and prepare for future hazards; your support will provide the means to continue this aspect of our mission.

Drop by one of our 3 ReStore locations (Bellflower, Torrance, Los Angeles) with donations of furniture or home goods.
Learn more about how Habitat for Humanity is responding to natural disasters in other areas.

Wildfire Relief

Deferred Payment, Low-Interest Loans to Repair and Rebuild

In partnership with the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) can provide deferred payment loans to homeowners whose homes have been damaged by recent disasters including wildfires, storms, flooding, and tornados. Experienced a housefire? You are eligible to apply and benefit from this program as well.

CalHome Loans