Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$144,535 raised by 286 donors

96% complete

$150,000 Goal


In 2023, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento received an overwhelming 200+ applications for homeownership. These applications were for a chance to buy one of the 14 homes scheduled for dedication in 2024. The demand for affordable housing in the Sacramento area has never been higher.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is dedicated to bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Instead of offering a handout, Habitat provides a hand-up, emphasizing empowerment. Qualified, low-income families partner with Habitat, contributing 500 hours of sweat equity towards building their home. Upon completion, these families purchase the home with a 30-year, 0% interest equivalent mortgage.

As a locally supported 501(c)3 nonprofit, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento has been serving the Sacramento community for 39 years. Each year, Habitat assists over 8,000 individuals through various programs, including home builds, repairs, and community projects. With the help of over 2,000 volunteers annually, Habitat works alongside homeowner partners to build and maintain equity through homeownership.

Beyond constructing new homes, Habitat runs neighborhood revitalization programs aimed at uplifting underserved communities. These programs offer home repairs to low-income families, seniors, and veterans, helping them avoid displacement. This year alone, Habitat plans to complete over 100 home repairs for these groups.

Since 1985, Habitat has evolved from assisting dozens of individuals to serving thousands each year. We welcome you to join us in addressing the urgent need for affordable housing and community support in our underserved neighborhoods.


Giving Activity

Mission

Safe, decent, affordable housing is needed now more than ever. Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope by creating homeownership opportunities for working families, preserving existing affordable housing for seniors and Veterans, and uplifting underserved neighborhoods.

Needs

• Funding: Each new home build requires approximately $300,000 to cover infrastructure and construction costs. Home repair projects for low-income seniors, families, and Veterans typically range from $3,500 to $60,000 per project.

• Board Members: We seek Board Members who are enthusiastic about making a difference in affordable housing. We aim to assemble a diverse Board comprising individuals from various backgrounds and industries to advance Habitat's mission.

• In-kind Donations: We continually welcome in-kind donations for our ReStore, a home improvement outlet that sells donated new and used materials to fund our mission. Additionally, we appreciate in-kind donations of materials or skilled labor for our new home builds and critical repair projects.

• Volunteers: With over 2,000 volunteers involved annually, we always need extra hands for construction, assisting in the ReStore, and participating in special events.

Equity Statement

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento 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.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento

Year Established

1985

Tax id (EIN)

68-0085804

Mission Category

Housing, Shelter

Operating Budget

$10,000,001-$100 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Board Members, In-Kind Donations, Technology, Volunteers

Demographics Served

Seniors, Veterans, Low-income individuals/families

Local Counties Served

Sacramento, Yolo

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

819 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

West Sacramento, CA, US

Rancho Cordova, CA, US

Citrus Heights, CA, US

Folsom, CA, US

Phone

916-440-1215

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