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What Habitat LA Does
The overwhelming need for housing in our communities has provided Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) with a unique opportunity to change lives in our local neighborhoods
Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80 percent of the median family income.
Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area Southern California residents.
Working with volunteers, families and individuals, corporations, congregations and donors Habitat LA is able to tackle this important housing issue throughout greater Los Angeles. Habitat LA is dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families and individuals.
Hand Up, not a Hand Out!
Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles offers a hand up, not a hand out. With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat LA constructs new or renovates existing homes alongside Habitat Partner Homebuyers. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest Sweat Equity hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat Homebuyers. Habitat homes are sold to Partner Homebuyers at no profit and financed with affordable loans.
Since 1990, Habitat LA has built and rehabilitated more than 500 houses in neighborhoods all across greater Los Angeles. Shelter is a basic human need and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, sustainable and affordable housing a reality for all.
Habitat For Humanity Greater Los Angeles educates volunteers and interested community members of all ages on how important it is to give back. Habitat LA believes everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live and everyone is 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. Be a part of the fun... volunteer at a Habitat For Humanity near you!