About Habitat for Humanity
Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity (SNHfH) is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which was founded in Americus, Georgia in 1976. More than 1,500 affiliates and 80 national organizations around the world have helped Habitat build, renovate or repair more than 1,000,000 homes worldwide. Habitat is currently ranked the 9th largest homebuilder in the United States.
Since its inception in 1991, Solano-Napa Habitat has built 18 new homes and rehabbed many more in Solano and Napa Counties.
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, SNHfH works very hard to be a solution to the affordable housing crisis facing Solano and Napa counties. We are financed completely by donations and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations and religious organizations. Our ReStore, located at 104 Commerce Ct. in Cordelia, also provides the affiliate with the funds needed for us to continue our mission.
Local and state governments also help us by providing grants and loans for land purchases and mortgage assistance thus allowing us to build simple, decent homes at affordable prices.
Each dollar donated in time or materials reduces the overall cost of the home for a Habitat family. Any remaining costs to build the home become the basis for a 30-year no-interest loan to Habitat. No profit is made when the home is sold to the pre-selected homeowner, and the monthly payments help fund future Habitat projects. Each family is required to invest up to 500 hours of “sweat-equity” in the building of their home and must attend homeowner education classes to learn basic financial planning and how to properly maintain their property. SNHfH also retains the right to repurchase the home from the homeowner should circumstances require them to relocate. The home is then resold to a new Habitat family.
Mission and Vision Statement
We bring people together to build decent, affordable homes and make critical repairs to existing homes in our community. Through this partnership, families are empowered by having a safe place to live and thrive.
Communities where all families have access to decent, affordable housing.