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.

Krysta Morgenthaler

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

Chief Real Estate Officer

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.

Jean Bridges

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Jean has a lengthy background in Finance and Operations management within the affordable housing, real estate development and construction sectors, both nonprofit and for profit, as well as government entities. She oversees the Finance, Operations and Administrative functions at Habitat EBSV, as well as the Home Preservation, Client Services and Retail (ReStore) areas.

Latest From The Blog

One Father's Journey

Father’s Day has us thinking about some of the amazing dads in our Habitat family. One of those fantastic fathers is Walelign – or “Wally,” as many call him – at Central Commons in Fremont. And one ...

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Housing For All

When we can come together as a community in commitment to justice and equity, we all benefit. And with community integral to our mission – building homes, communities, and hope – Habitat stands ...

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Events

Women's Leadership Build 2021

June 1, 2021

FRAMING EVENT FOR ESPERANZA PLACE

Save the date - more like dates - for the 2021 Women's Leadership Build. To ...

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Cycle of Hope 2021

October 24, 2021

Cycle of Hope is back with some new extras for 2021, and premier perks from years past. One of the biggest fan favorites making its return for 2021? Bob, Barbara, and Friends of Cycle of Hope are back with a registration match again this ...

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