At Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley, HOPE is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality. At this very moment, Habitat volunteers, supporters and partner families are building, renovating and repairing houses. Their work strengthens families, cultivates better communities, healthier children and more successful students.
Donate today and help us build healthy homes for those most in need.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Who We Are
About Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley
Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All are welcome
Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
WHAT WE DO
The ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building safe, decent, affordable housing. Habitat is not a giveaway program. It is a partnership in which those who benefit from the program are involved directly in every aspect of the mission.
We achieve affordability because:
We receive a percentage of building materials from generous sponsors, as well as substantial discounts from major suppliers.
A large percentage of the labor needed to build a Habitat house is performed by volunteers, including 200 hours of "sweat equity" contributed by the partner family.
We sell the homes at cost, and use the proceeds from our mortgages to help build more homes.
Each partner family must be willing and able to:
Make a modest down payment and pay some closing costs.
Pay low mortgage payments that include principal, taxes and insurance on the property.
Have the time to devote at least 200 hours of "sweat equity" in construction, events and attend seminars to learn about homeownership.
What We've Done
Since the inception of the affiliate in Coachella Valley, Habitat for Humanity has built 32 houses for local area needy families in Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Coachella, Indio, La Quinta and Desert Hot Springs. We are also working on expanding to build in Palm Springs. We will gladly accept donations of land or bequests for future projects.
Habitat for Humanity's partner families are all Coachella Valley residents whose income is so low they cannot qualify for conventional financing. They are selected through extensive interviews by our Board of Directors and are representative of the Valley's ethnically diverse population. Living in poverty or substandard housing, these families often pay more than 50% of their income towards rent for run down, unsafe dwellings. Habitat for Humanity offers them the opportunity to obtain decent housing, often for the first time in their lives.
So WHAT WILL YOU BUILD? A wall? A roof? A room? A stronger family? Your donations, volunteerism and positive activism are a God sent gift.