The overwhelming need for housing in Los Angeles County has provided HFH GLA with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods. Los Angeles ranks last in affordable housing in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable homeownership programs that serves families earning 30-80% of the median family income. Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area residents. Working with volunteers, families, corporations, congregations and donors we are able to tackle this important housing issue throughout the Los Angeles area. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, working families.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out. We do not give away our houses. We require our Habitat homeowners to invest up to 500 hours of Sweat Equity to help build their home and each qualify for a 0% interest mortgage.
Since 1990, we have built and rehabilitated over 300 houses in neighborhoods all across Los Angeles County. Shelter is a basic human need and Habitat strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making safe, decent, affordable housing a reality for all families.