Through shelter, we empower.

People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home.

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

A lot has changed since the beginnings of San Diego Habitat, but one thing remains true — the philosophy of a community coming together to offer empowering support to our neighbors in need of improved housing.

Our Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

San Diego Habitat is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves the County of San Diego. It is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally, and builds locally.

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve a decent place to call home.


Our core values and guiding principles — inclusion, housing equity, dignity for all, and sustainability — shepherd our work. We take very seriously our purpose and our place in an ever-evolving community. This leads us to regularly reflect, evaluate, and progress internally as an organization working to be an innovator in the future of housing in San Diego.

We’ve been building homes, communities, and hope in San Diego County since 1988.

San Diego Habitat’s team is ensuring brighter futures for tomorrow’s generation.

San Diego Habitat’s work is overseen by a board of directors and staff who deeply believe that all people deserve a decent place to call home.

We know that fiscal responsibility is a matter of integrity — and we take this responsibility very seriously.

Transparency is key.

We work tirelessly to be a faithful steward of your generosity because we believe in transparency, ethical accounting, and donor stewardship.