Habitat For Humanity in Yolo County
Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County is a non-profit, faith-based housing organization. Established in 1993 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat Yolo works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes for families in need. Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing world-wide and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience.
Since 1996 our local affiliate has built simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with five very low-income families in Davis. In 2006, we will begin construction on three more houses in Woodland. Habitat Yolo is continually investigating property for new projects. In time, Habitat homes will be located throughout Yolo County.
Habitat is not a give-away program. Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor–“sweat equity”--into building their Habitat house, and they re-pay our building costs through a no-interest mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), based in Americus, Georgia, is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2005, HFHI had constructed 200,000 houses worldwide, and more than 1 million people were living in Habitat houses that they helped build and that they are buying through no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. Habitat is a worldwide, grass-roots movement with more than 2,100 affiliates in 100 countries, including all 50 states of the United States.