Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization founded on the principle that all people deserve decent, affordable housing. Habitat runs solely on donations and depends largely upon volunteers to build and repair homes. The people who move into these homes are hard-working and honest, but are unable to afford a home of their own to raise their family in. They go through a thorough application process and are required to put in a certain number of “sweat-equity hours”, or hours working on what will be their new home. The houses are not free. They have a fixed-rate mortgage with very low, affordable monthly payments. Habitat for Humanity also has a thrift store called the Restore where you can buy and sell old furniture, home wares, and appliances.
Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a handout.
The organization “Charity Navigator” gave the Greater LA Habitat for Humanity a 4 Star rating out of 4 stars with a score of 94.42% in Financial and 100% in Accountability and Transparency for an overall score of 96.05 out of 100. Not too shabby.
If you’ve found your perfect home here in LA, help someone else build theirs.
For more information about how to get involved or make donation, check out their website :