Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County
6725 Hollister Avenue
Goleta, CA  93117

(805) 692-2226
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Year Founded:
    2000
Description:
   Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in our community. By providing safe, decent, affordable homes, Habitat for Humanity opens a door for impoverished families, allowing them the opportunity for increased self-esteem and self-reliance. With the stability of a permanent home, families can devote increased attention to jobs, education and health. As the crushing cycle of poverty is broken, their children benefit, their neighborhoods are revitalized and entire communities improve.
    Through the years we have not only completed our own building projects but have also collaborated with other non-profits on rehabilitation projects and renovated homes of residents who were too infirm to make needed upgrades.
    Habitat is able to build homes cost effectively through our unique model of combining individual and corporate funds, donated labor and materials, national partnerships, community support, and sweat equity. Through this approach, Habitat makes no profit and gives partner families a hand up not a hand out, restoring the hope and dignity that poverty can strip away. Our next building project will be four homes on San Pasucal Street. Construction will start in the Fall with completion of the homes expected next year.
    Volunteers provide most of the labor, with individuals, churches and corporate donors providing the money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - called "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Non-Profit Category:
    Human Services - General
Mission:
    Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County is a non-profit organization dedicated to building simple, low-cost homes in partnership with low-income families in need of decent and affordable housing.
Acknowledgements & Thanks:
    To our wonderful volunteers. We could not do what we do without you!


Business Hours:
    12-5 Wed, Thurs and Fri and 9-5 Sat
Location Type:
    Nonprofits - Misc.
General Business Classification:
    Nonprofit Organizations - Misc.
    Categories:
    Community
    Environment Organizations
    Environment, Conservation, Animals
    Human Services
    Human Services
    Social Services

Legal Entity:
    Non Profit - 501(c)(3)
Number of Employees:
    Less than 10
Parking On-Site?
    Yes  
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    Available for Sale
Classes Offered?
    Yes.

www.sbhabitat.org
 Recent Buzzes!!
5/11/10 - Storewide Spring Clearance Sale at the Habitat ReStore!
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Sale starts on Wednesday, May 12th at noon! We pay the Sales Tax on everything in the store until May 29th! Even greater discounts on merchandise in the back parking lot! Donít miss out on this opportunity to save on already discounted merchandise! The Habitat ReStore is a not-for-profit discount home improvement center where used, salvaged and surplus building materials are donated and then sold to the public at discounted prices. All proceeds go towards Habitatís mission of building safe, decent, affordable homes for low-income families in need. Buy quality new and used materials to remodel and/or redecorate your home: * New and used interior and exterior doors * Retrofit, Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum, dual glazed windows * Lights and chandeliers * Toilets, sinks, vanities & faucets * Bathtubs * French doors, sliding patio doors * Cabinets * Fireplaces * Plumbing * Tile * Electrical * Hardware * And SO much more! We are open to the public: Wednesdays-- 12pm to 5pm Thursdays-- 12 pm to 5pm Fridays-- 12pm - 5pm Saturdays-- 9am - 5pm Visit our website www.sbrestore.org or give us a call at 805-692-2226! All sales are final.   Email   Website
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