A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (SSBC)
Habitat for Humanity SSBC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Habitat for Humanity SSBC has completed two multi-home projects and is the process of building 12 new affordable townhomes in downtown Santa Barbara. Additionally, the affiliate operates a Habitat ReStore in Goleta, completes home repairs through the A Brush with Kindness program, and collaborates with other local non-profits.
Habitat for Humanity SSBC is currently running the Buiding Homes, Building Hope campaign. Building Homes, Building Hope will generage a comprehensive total of $4.3 million to expand Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County's mission to end sub-standard housing in our communities. Habitat for Humanity SSBC is proud to play an important role in the building of affordable housing and changing lives and communites throughout Southern Santa Barbara County.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity SSBC has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
For more information, read Habitat for Humanity SSBC's 3-year strategic plan (PDF).