Building Homes, Communities & Hope
Why We Build
Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County provides great home ownership opportunities and repairs for hardworking low-income families. Since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, an independent Habitat affiliate and locally managed 501(c)(3), has repaired more than 160 homes and built 70 new homes for families in need. Habitat houses are purchased by low-income families at affordable prices, thanks to volunteer labor, the support of community organizations, donation of land, and Habitat’s affordable mortgages.
To qualify for Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program, families are selected based upon on the following criteria:
Need: Low income families currently living in substandard housing
Ability to Pay: Repayment of a loan
Willingness to Partner: Investment of 250-500 hours of labor (“sweat equity”) toward helping build their home and the homes of other Habitat partner-families