Habitat for Humanity is known throughout the world for its unique building model, in which volunteers work alongside the families who will own the completed homes. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGVHFH) has adapted the model to work in the local building environment.

SGVHFH acquires land and buildings from the Cities and other governmental agencies from within the San Gabriel Valley. Professional architects design our buildings and we build the exterior shells to conform to the city’s strict building code. Volunteers and SGVHFH family partners build the exteriors, interiors and complete the finish work.

San Gabriel Valley Habitat has completed homes in Duarte, Glendale, El Monte, Monrovia, and Pasadena with current construction efforts in Pasadena and Glendale. We welcome your support to help us build decent, affordable homes. Please consider a donation of funds or materials!


  • Need. You may qualify as a Habitat homeowner if your present housing is overcrowded, substandard or dangerous and if other adequate shelter is not available. Families chosen will neither overcrowd nor under-utilize their new home.
  • Ability to Pay. The Family Selection Committee will check to determine whether your family has the resources necessary to purchase a home. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity serves families whose income is 40-80% of the Area Median Income. In addition to a steady source of income, potential homeowners must also have demonstrated responsibility in paying rent and other obligations as well as not having any outstanding liens or judgments.
  • Willingness to Partner. Selected home buyers must agree to contribute a minimum of 500 hours of “Sweat Equity” to help build their homes and those of their neighbors. This must be completed in part at our construction sites and can also include hours worked in our office or ReStores. Qualifying Habitat families must also be willing to partner with our affiliate on a long-term basis.
  • Applicants for homeownership may be asked to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency, depending on City requirements.
  • Potential homebuyers do not have to live within our service area, but preference may be given to homebuyers who live or work in the city of the build.
  • No waiting lists are maintained. As soon as the application process opens, we will post information on our website.
  • A 1% cash down payment is required.
  • San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Housing Lender.