Our Mission:

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is a faith based non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating poverty housing. We plan to achieve this mission by providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families by bringing together the necessary volunteers, experienced help, suppliers, city and government agencies, and families to form partnerships in an atmosphere of God’s love for all people.

The organization is based on Christian principles and is open to everyone regardless of faith, including the Board of Directors, partner families and volunteers. Habitat is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation and is included in group exemption number 8545.

Since the affiliate was incorporated in 1992, the organization has built or rehabilitated 29 homes in Redlands, San Bernardino, Fontana, Loma Linda, Colton, Yucaipa and Highland, providing housing for more than 150 individuals.

A Hand Up, Not a Handout

This is not a giveaway program. Selected local families who receive homes must partner with Habitat and:

  • Contribute 500 hours of sweat equity by participating in the actual construction of their own house and other Habitat projects;
  • Make a 1% down payment including closing costs (approximately $1500 total);
  • Pay approximately $500 – $700 per month for combined mortgage, tax, and insurance payments. These figures are based on an interest free loan over a period of 20 years;
  • Share their story through the media.

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, HFHI and its affiliates – in more than 3,000 communities in 87 countries – have built and sold more than 500,000 homes since its inception about 30 years ago.

about usThe affiliate in the San Bernardino area was started by a group of citizens who were concerned about the number of families living at the poverty level and spending a large portion of their income on housing. These families find it difficult or impossible to qualify for conventional loan programs.

More than a quarter of the residents in San Bernardino County live at or below the poverty level. With a population of 210,000, 47% of the renters in the metropolitan area of San Bernardino have “worst case” housing needs. These households have income levels below 50% of the area’s median incomes, spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and are living in substandard housing.

Many homes in the San Bernardino area have been abandoned or boarded up, communities have become centers for crime and targets for vandalism, and more than 10,000 families in San Bernardino alone await housing assistance (from HUD). Habitat for Humanity’s philosophy is that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The organization recognizes that some families need a “hand up” and not a “hand out”; handouts are an unsustainable and short-term solution to a long-term problem. Habitat offers a “hand up” through a comprehensive program that encourages self-help and community awareness. Habitat homeowners are offered classes on home maintenance, repairs, finance, and budgeting to assist them with the transition to a fresh and sustainable lifestyle.

A sponsor is assigned to each family to help them with any difficulty that they may have with the adjustment to their new home. These sponsors visit the home regularly and provide advice.

Habitat has noticed the following results from its program:

  • Families and neighborhoods take pride in themselves;
  • 35% of homeowners report an improvement in children’s grades;
  • The school attendance and participation of homeowners’ children improved;
  • 68% of homeowners reported an improvement in their family’s finances;
  • Diverse groups come together to achieve common goals, thus unifying the community;
  • Individuals and groups experienced the joy of making a difference;
  • The community gains productive homeowners who pay taxes and support it.

DONATE YOUR CAR TO SUPPORT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Donate a car in the San Bernardino Area to Habitat for Humanity to help build strength and stability for local families. It’s quick and easy!  Click here to Learn more.



IMAGINE

"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."

DONATED

Each and every donation, whether monetary or material, helps to create a life altering influence for the new Habitat for Humanity homeowner. We are grateful for the donations we receive and for the generosity of every donor for giving hard working families the opportunity to give their families a more secure future. Your donations help create security in home ownership, change the lives of families, and will have an impact on generations to come .

VOLUNTEERED

Thanks to all of the men and women who have volunteered their time and energy to help in building a Habitat For Humanity Home. Volunteers are the heart of our program. Donating your time and talents means you've prioritized helping others in your community and that is what humanity is all about. You are an awesome example of doing EVERYTHING you can to help! Your Generosity is always recognized! Thank You! We aren't just looking for people to swing hammers, bring your skill-set, click More!

EXPRESSED NEED

We offer a Hand Up Not a Hand Out and for this reason we feel a true partnership with our Habitat for Humanity homeowners! We create this partnership with hardworking families by pooling resources together, creating an opportunity to transform lives! It is a true, collaborative work in progress, where families participate in the process, which in turn gives them a true sense of pride in ownership of their new home! We look forward to connecting with more families and together we'll create a dream come true!
Habitat For Humanity San Bernardino Area Inc.

25948 Business Center Dr
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 478-1176

Our Mission:

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is a faith based non-profit organization with the mission of eliminating poverty housing. We plan to achieve this mission by providing decent, affordable housing for low-income families by bringing together the necessary volunteers, experienced help, suppliers, city and government agencies, and families to form partnerships in an atmosphere of God’s love for all people.

The organization is based on Christian principles and is open to everyone regardless of faith, including the Board of Directors, partner families and volunteers. Habitat is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation and is included in group exemption number 8545.

Since the affiliate was incorporated in 1992, the organization has built or rehabilitated 29 homes in Redlands, San Bernardino, Fontana, Loma Linda, Colton, Yucaipa and Highland, providing housing for more than 150 individuals.

A Hand Up, Not a Handout

This is not a giveaway program. Selected local families who receive homes must partner with Habitat and:

  • Contribute 500 hours of sweat equity by participating in the actual construction of their own house and other Habitat projects;
  • Make a 1% down payment including closing costs (approximately $1500 total);
  • Pay approximately $500 – $700 per month for combined mortgage, tax, and insurance payments. These figures are based on an interest free loan over a period of 20 years;
  • Share their story through the media.

Habitat for Humanity San Bernardino Area, Inc. is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). Founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, HFHI and its affiliates – in more than 3,000 communities in 87 countries – have built and sold more than 500,000 homes since its inception about 30 years ago.

about usThe affiliate in the San Bernardino area was started by a group of citizens who were concerned about the number of families living at the poverty level and spending a large portion of their income on housing. These families find it difficult or impossible to qualify for conventional loan programs.

More than a quarter of the residents in San Bernardino County live at or below the poverty level. With a population of 210,000, 47% of the renters in the metropolitan area of San Bernardino have “worst case” housing needs. These households have income levels below 50% of the area’s median incomes, spend more than 50% of their income on rent, and are living in substandard housing.

Many homes in the San Bernardino area have been abandoned or boarded up, communities have become centers for crime and targets for vandalism, and more than 10,000 families in San Bernardino alone await housing assistance (from HUD). Habitat for Humanity’s philosophy is that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The organization recognizes that some families need a “hand up” and not a “hand out”; handouts are an unsustainable and short-term solution to a long-term problem. Habitat offers a “hand up” through a comprehensive program that encourages self-help and community awareness. Habitat homeowners are offered classes on home maintenance, repairs, finance, and budgeting to assist them with the transition to a fresh and sustainable lifestyle.

A sponsor is assigned to each family to help them with any difficulty that they may have with the adjustment to their new home. These sponsors visit the home regularly and provide advice.

Habitat has noticed the following results from its program:

  • Families and neighborhoods take pride in themselves;
  • 35% of homeowners report an improvement in children’s grades;
  • The school attendance and participation of homeowners’ children improved;
  • 68% of homeowners reported an improvement in their family’s finances;
  • Diverse groups come together to achieve common goals, thus unifying the community;
  • Individuals and groups experienced the joy of making a difference;
  • The community gains productive homeowners who pay taxes and support it.

DONATE YOUR CAR TO SUPPORT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Donate a car in the San Bernardino Area to Habitat for Humanity to help build strength and stability for local families. It’s quick and easy!  Click here to Learn more.



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