Faces of Habitat

Mike Heller

While Mike Heller was working in Silicon Valley 13 years ago, his boss organized a “teambuild” day on our six-home development in Oakley. Mike did more than swing a hammer that day. He learned about... [Read More]

Joanne McDonough

Whenever Joanne McDonough walks onto a Habitat site, she brings her energizing smile and spirit along with her. Joanne first became involved with Habitat when she happened to drive by a home... [Read More]

Adriana Resendez

Before Adriana Resendez's family connected with Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley in 1992, they were rootless. They were migrant farmworkers who endured long years of rough working conditions... [Read More]

Anthony Davis

When you ask 27-year-old Anthony Davis what kind of childhood he had, the first word out of his mouth is “phenomenal.” If you ask him why, he’ll attribute it to his parents first. Then, with his next... [Read More]

Ken and Jennifer Peterson

Ken Petersen, his wife, Jennifer, and their family have called the Bay Area home for over 50 years, but he understands what a struggle it can be to lay this foundation in our unique region. “As Bay... [Read More]

The Welde Family

“I feel like we won the lottery,” Fisehaye Welde says as he and his wife, Selemawit, wait to start a day of construction on what will be his new Habitat home in San Jose. “But really, we won the... [Read More]

The Arcega Family

Before partnering with Habitat in 1991, Leticia and Manuel Arcega were raising four children in a cramped 2-bedroom house. One day, without warning, the Arcegas received a 30-day eviction notice.... [Read More]

The Herrera Family

Before the Herreras purchased a home through Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley in 1995, Doraida and Mario lived in a cramped two-bedroom apartment with their three children and Doraida’s... [Read More]

David More

15 years and counting For David More, volunteering at Habitat for Humanity comes down to camaraderie with his fellow volunteers and the chance to watch lives change through homeownership. When he... [Read More]

Monica Mack

“While I was using the chop saw to finish up from framing for home in Antioch, I noticed the future homeowner standing off in the corner watching,” says former Team Leader of Habitat’s Women’s Crew,... [Read More]