Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), a non-profit, housing organization that helps people build or improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing creates strength, stability, and self-reliance among residents in local communities. Habitat works in over 70 countries around the world, with 33 affiliates serving California communities. Habitat has built over 500,000 houses around the world, providing 2,500,000 people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
Habitat SLO County became an affiliate of HFHI in 1997. The following year we acquired our first property in Paso Robles. To date, Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo County has built 17 homes – one in Cambria, four in Atascadero, three in Paso Robles, four in Grover Beach and five in San Luis Obispo. We are currently developing a nine-home project in Paso Robles.
Habitat for Humanity San Luis Obispo County brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Bringing People Together
The focus of Habitat’s mission is not simply the construction of houses, but also the development and empowerment of people and communities. Habitat is invested creating an environment where people come together towards a common goal. We build strength, stability and self reliance through homeownership.
Houses are sold to low-income families through affordable mortgages. Mortgages are issued over a fixed period. Monthly mortgage payments are used to support the construction of more houses.
Homeownership gives families a chance to break the cycle of poverty, establish financial stability, and build deep roots in their communities. Our programs seek to create a sense of empowerment among residents, encouraging locals to take charge in their neighborhoods and create safe, vibrant communities they can enjoy for generations.