Our History Building Communities One House at a Time

1991 – Solano Habitat for Humanity (SHfH) is founded by a grass-roots group of Solano County residents as a charity organization, dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing in their community

1994 – A duet in Fairfield is the first houses completed by the affiliate

1995 – Solano Habitat for Humanity refurbishes a house in Vallejo

1996 – First ‘Blitz Build’ takes place in Vallejo.  House is completed in less than one month

1998 – Construction of a duet in Vacaville is completed

2000 – A part-time Executive Director is hired to help focus organizational activities

2002 – Napa County is added to the affiliate’s service area

  • Affiliate moves into its first office space in Suisun City
  • “Capital to Communities” Two-House Build in Benicia is completed.  Representatives from both
  • Houses of Congress participate – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressional Representative George Miller

2004 – A third house is completed in Fairfield

  • Construction on a second duet on Rocky Hill Rd. in Vacaville is started

2005 – Affiliate’s name is changed to Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity to better reflect areas served

2006 – A second duet in Vacaville is completed and dedicated in June

2008 – Fourth house in Fairfield located on Manor Place is dedicated in August

2010 – SNHfH is granted Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding from HUD:  4 homes are purchased for rehabilitation and 2 are completed and purchased by low-income families

2011 – Retail space is located for new ‘ReStore’ at 104 Commerce Court

  • ReStore  grand opening is held on August 26

2012 – Administrative offices move to Fairfield, closer to ReStore

  • Final 2 NSP rehabs in Vallejo are completed and houses sold
  • Major rehab project in Napa, funded by a Bank of America Grant, begins
  • Smaller rehab projects in Napa County are funded by Gasser Foundation Grants
  • Construction of 2 new houses at ‘Habitat Corner’ in Fairfield begins

2013 – New ‘Habitat Corner’ homes on Acacia Street, Fairfield are dedicated in August

  • Work begins on repair project in American Canyon for disabled veteran

2014 – Groundbreaking takes place on 2 new homes on corner of Missouri and Taylor Streets in June

  • American Canyon repair project is completed
  • Major repair project on Arboreo Street in Napa takes place

2015 – First repair project partnering with “Our Town St. Helena” takes place on Voorhees Circle

  • Major repair project for disabled veteran on Pine Street in Napa takes place
  • Construction is complete and dedication of 2 new Fairfield homes on Missouri Street takes place in September
  • Office space on Fulton Drive is doubled in size to accommodate increased staffing and volunteer base for upcoming multiple build projects

2016 – Affiliate purchases lot on Tregaskis Avenue in Vallejo for one new home to be built

  • ReStore takes over entire building on Commerce Court in May, now occupying over 16,000 square feet
  • Vallejo groundbreaking ceremony takes place in July
  • Affiliate purchases lot on So. Jackson Street in Dixon in August, for affiliate’s first Veteran’s build, partnering with Community Action North Bay (CAN-B)
  • Dixon groundbreaking ceremony takes place in September
  • Affiliate purchases lot on Saratoga Drive in September from City Of Napa for first new home build in Napa County
  • “Hard Hats & Heels” fundraiser for Napa build held in October at Central Valley Hardware in Napa
  • Major critical repair project in Napa completed, assisting disabled homeowner with much needed home repairs

2017 – Napa groundbreaking ceremony takes place in January