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

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, home preservation, and general contracting.

Latest From The Blog

March: Construction Update

Despite record-breaking rains, volunteers have been making a lot of progress on our new home construction and home preservation sites!

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9 Steps to Building A Habitat Home

Ever wonder how Habitat builds affordable housing in the Bay Area? Melinda Platt, our Project Assistant and former AmeriCorps Crew Leader, shares the 9 steps of Habitat’s homebuilding process.

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Financial Education Workshop: Credit Reports and Credit Scores

March 24, 2018

Get tips on credit and how to improve your credit score at our Credit Reports and Credit Scores Workshop on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Elmhurst Library in Oakland (1427 88th Avenue).

This workshop is part of a FREE financial education workshops series held at libraries throughout Oakland! These 1-hour workshops are designed to help you gain the practical knowledge and skills to help you manage finances and reach your goals. All workshops are free and open to the general public.

For more information, please contact Peggy Green at 510-803-3371 or email PGreen@HabitatEBSV.org.

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