Mission & Impact
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat Santa Barbara fulfills our mission by
protecting, preserving, and producing affordable homes for homeownership.
As rent and mortgage prices continue to rise throughout the state of California, we must advocate for additional funding sources, regulatory reforms, and homeownership opportunities for low-income, working families.
Through our home repair program, we help keep our community’s stock of naturally affordable housing safe and habitable.
We build new homes and sell them at an affordable mortgage to low-income families. Habitat’s homeownership model is a unique program in which homeowners build alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. In the past 23 years, Habitat Santa Barbara has built 22 new homes for 84 people, 50 percent of whom are children.
We are an organization that follows the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity protections. These protections and rights stem from the the Fair Housing Act which protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. We also continue to train our staff and volunteers on these protections, as well as review and improve upon our own internal practices to create an inclusive and diverse community.