Who We Are
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity has been building homes and hope since 1990.
Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGVHFH) engages the community to volunteer time, talent, money and donated materials to build affordable housing. This builds stronger communities, better neighborhoods, stable families and relationships that will last for years to come. All areas of society–individuals, faith organizations, businesses and other agencies–can get involved. Habitat for Humanity is a catalyst for positive change in the San Gabriel Valley and we invite you to join us!
Founded in 1990 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, SGVHFH seeks to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action while eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the San Gabriel Valley.
We build the homes with the “sweat equity” of our family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Each year thousands of volunteers from faith institutions, corporations, schools and civic groups come to build with us and learn more about how to help solve local affordable housing problems.
SGV Habitat is working toward the goal of completing its 75th home in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to homebuilding, SGV Habitat’s home repair programs assist at least 10 low-income homeowner families each year. Over 350 low-income men, women, and children are living in decent, affordable housing built or repaired by our local affiliate. SGV Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit corporation. Twenty passionate community leaders on the Board of Directors, as well as numerous committee members, volunteer their time and talents to serve without remuneration.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world. We believe that, through faith, the miniscule can be multiplied to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful relationships can grow among all people.
2. Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
3. Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent, affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right. We will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And, in all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
4. Promote dignity and hope.
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships.
5. Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will SGVHFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with SGVHFH. This means that SGVHFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.