- Attend our next volunteer orientation on April 25th at 10:00am
- Volunteers needed to help in the Habitat ReStore
- Donate your used car to help Habitat build decent, affordable home
Sign up to help with one of Habitat's upcoming A Brush with Kindness home repairs. A Brush with Kindness is a program that provides affordable exterior home maintenance for low-income families struggling to maintain a safe and decent place to live. Repairs can include painting, replacing windows and doors, repairing steps and handrails, landscaping and other maintenance projects.
- Saturday, April 18th. AM shift: 8:30am to noon. PM shift: noon to 3:30pm. Sign up online to volunteer.
- Sunday, April 19th: AM shift: 8:30am to noon. PM shift: noon to 3:30pm. Sign up online to volunteer.
Habitat is hiring a 1 year full-time AmeriCorps Service Member. The position will be responsible for leading, teaching, and assisting volunteers in the construction and repair of homes and other volunteer projects. This position will be a key leader in community events, volunteer recruitment, and family selection. Please view the full job description here.
To apply: Email your resume, cover letter and the contact information for two references to Rose@sbhabitat.org. All applicants must also apply on americorps.gov. Applications will be accepted until 7/1/15 or until this AmeriCorps position is filled by a qualified candidate.
In November Habitat for Humanity completed construciton on the Canon Perdido Affordable Homes. The 12-home development on the east side of Santa Barbara will provide an affordable homeownership opportunity for 12 families and housing for 44 people, including 22 children.
Over 700 volunteers provided most of the labor, with individuals, foundations and corporate donors providing the money and materials to build the homes. The future Habitat Homeowners were selected based on their level of need, willingness to partner with Habitat in the construction of their new home, and ability to pay a zero-interest equivalent mortgage. Each adult homeowner invested 250 hours of "sweat equity" into the construction of their home and the homes of the other selected families. The monthly mortgage payments will go into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” which will be used to fund the construction of more Habitat homes in the future.
New Project Announced
On the heels of this important milestone, Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the acquisition of property for Habitat’s fourth project. This property, located on Sawyer Avenue in Carpinteria, will provide three units of affordable housing for low-income families. DMHA Architecture will be the architect for this new project. Those interested in more information should contact the Habitat office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Build Bright Futures for Habitat Families
The gift you make today allows Habitat for Habitat to help hardworking families provide a stable home for their children. Consider joining the Carpenter's Club and pledging monthly financial support to help build a home for a local, low-income family. Your gift will have a substantial and immediate impact.
$25/month: buys a front door.
$50/month: buys Insulation to keep a family warm.
$100/month: buys high-quality flooring & carpeting.
$250/month: buys cabinets for a new home.
$500/month: buys a roof over a family's head.