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 effects everything. In traffic, in healthcare, and in our schools. The effects of the affordable housing crisis surround all of us. But this crisis is solvable.

Our Solutions

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.

Habitat's Mission
All Are Welcome at Habitat

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.

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, home preservation, and general contracting.

Latest From The Blog

What to expect on a Global Village Trip

Volunteer abroad with Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley! Join our Global Village team and serve families in Usulután, El Salvador from either June 2 to June 10, June 9 to June 17, or go for both weeks! 

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Building the Beloved Community

Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, ...

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Events

Financial Education Workshop Series

February 3, 2018

We are launching a FREE financial education workshop series! Every first Saturday of February through April, join us for a 2-hour workshop designed to help you gain the practical knowledge and skills you need to manage finances and meet your goals.

See details below for more information.

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