We are Habitat for Humanity
East Bay/Silicon Valley


We build strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership, because when you empower families an entire community can thrive.

Let’s Build More. Together.

Four walls. endless possibilities.

We believe in a future where everyone has a decent place to call home. That future starts now.

See Our Impact

Affordable Housing is possible in the Bay Area
Housing affects everything - from traffic to healthcare to our schools. The effects of the affordable housing crisis surround all of us. But this crisis is solvable.

Our Solutions

Habitat's Mission

Our Mission


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

 

Our Vision


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

All Are Welcome


Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon 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.

All Are Welcome at Habitat

Leadership Team


Janice Jensen

President & Chief Executive Officer

In her years at the helm of Habitat EBSV, Janice has overseen a dramatic increase in home production and families served, led two successful mergers, expanded our programs and services, and become a prominent voice for affordable housing at the state and national levels.

Jim Obendorf

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Jim’s extensive experience in executive-level finance and operational leadership has guided Habitat EBSV through an ambitious restructuring of our business model, helping us work toward creating a sustainable operating platform and tripling our growth. Jim's work was recognized as he was named Chief Financial Officer of the Year in 2015 by San Francisco Business Times.

Krysta Morgenthaler

Vice President & Chief Development Officer

In her time with Habitat EBSV, Krysta has worn many hats, including fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing. She now oversees a passionate team that works to grow and engage our broad community of support, but as a veteran of dozens of Habitat builds, she can still swing a hammer with the best.

Kevin Elliott

Vice President of Housing Development

Kevin brings to Habitat EBSV a broad base of experience in construction management, across a wide variety of endeavors from single family homes, to multifamily developments, to commercial construction. He leads a dedicated staff through an exciting time of growth and development in home construction and general contracting.

Latest From The Blog

Meet Elsy and Jose

We know that Habitat changes lives. Our homeowners will tell you that the future holds new hope after Habitat. Jose and Elsy Paez agree wholeheartedly, but few other Habitat homeowners have seen ...

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Meet Ben

This is Ben.  Ben is a Regular Volunteer with our Playhouse Program!

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Events

Women's Leadership Build

May 17, 2019

Come build at our Women's Leadership Build on May 17, 2019 and join a community other women leaders who are paving the path toward homeownership for more Bay Area families!

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