Habitat for Humanity

 

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that partners with hardworking families, community volunteers and donors to build and rehabilitate simple, affordable homes in Marin, San Francisco and on the Peninsula.  A non-profit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide, Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live in dignity.

FPCSM is partnering with Habitat through financial support and has provided volunteers on a regular basis for affordable housing construction projects in Redwood City, Daly City, East Palo Alto and San Francisco.  We are looking forward to working on three new projects in Redwood City, Daly City and San Francisco – likely to start in the second quarter of 2020.  Our participation in these projects is usually on a Saturday from 8:30am - 4:15pm.

Habitat homes are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans.  Habitat is not a giveaway program - in addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments (which go towards building more houses), homeowners invest hundreds of hours in labor in building their own house and the houses of others.  Through this ministry, Habitat is making the dream of homeownership a reality for low-income families - otherwise virtually unattainable for many people in this area.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

Commitment Opportunity
Activity
Location Min Age
Day (8 hours); Wednesday - Saturday New Build Construction Depends on the construction schedule.  Tasks can include framing, site work, exterior finishes, painting, flooring and insulation. Daly City, Redwood City and San Francisco
16
Day (8-hour); Tuesday - Saturdays Home/Community Facility Repair Help repair homes so long-time, low-income homeowners can preserve their investment and age in place. Common repairs include painting, fence construction, and yard clean-ups. San Francisco and East Palo Alto
18
Half Day (3-hour); Most Saturday mornings Park Beautification Help keep communities healthy by keeping green spaces welcoming, clean and safe. San Francisco
14
Half Day (3-hour); Most Saturday mornings Community Garden Beautification Help maintain gardens that feed, lift, and sustain communities. San Francisco
14
N/A Financial Donation Help advance Habitat’s mission by providing funds to support their work (Please put “FPSM” in the Comments section on your payment). N/A
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N/A Prayer Partnership Help advance our mission by praying that:
- Habitat meets its need for the amount of necessary volunteers to complete its upcoming home builds and playhouse projects. 
- The Peninsula Faith Community responds to its scriptural calling to provide financial support to those in need.
- A parcel of land will become available for Habitat to build its first come construction project in the city of San Mateo.
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To help, contact FPCSM liaison John Tastor at john_tastor@ajg.com or (650) 574-2897.  To learn more, contact Habitat for Humanity directly, visit their website at www.habitatgsf.org or call (415) 625-1000.

"If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday... your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will rise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." Isaiah 58:10, 12

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