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.
- A Brush With Kindess: Saturday, August 22
Help give a local home owner a hand up as Habitat for Humanity repairs broken steps, paints and landscapes. A Brush With Kindness home repair projects support local community and restore pride, dignity and safety to local homeowners. Sign up online for this workday.
- Volunteer Orientations: August 15th at 10:00 am and September 19th at 10:00 am
Volunteer Orientations are a great way to learn about Habitat for Humanity, what we are doing in our local community and how you can get involved. Sign up online for upcoming volunteer orientations.
- Volunteers needed to help in the Habitat ReStore
The Habitat ReStore takes donations of building materials and furniture and sells back to the public. Profits from the ReStore support the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers help with donations, in the warehouse and with customers. Sign up online to start volunteering in the ReStore.
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.
Habitat is looking for support in housing the AmeriCorps service member. If you have an available room, or would like to donate to support the housing stipend for this important position, please email email@example.com or call 692-2226.
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.