San Jose (Bridge Housing Communities – 928 Felipe Avenue): All 40 cabins have made their way to the Bridge Housing Community on Felipe Avenue! Over the past month, volunteers and staff have been busy completing the following tasks: exterior trim, accent siding, interior painting, roofing, flooring, installing baseboards, exterior painting, and finish electrical. Now, all 40 cabins have touched down at the Felipe Avenue site, where we’ll work on prepping for deck foundations, planter boxes, cabin levelling and anchoring, boardwalks, and other pre-cutting tasks. We’re excited to see this community take shape and offer a place of opportunity to more of our unhoused neighbors.

BHC - Felipe Ave Site

San Jose (Emergency Interim Housing - 2090 Evans Lane): Earlier this summer, we expanded our partnership with the City of San Jose to help protect our unhoused neighbors most vulnerable to contracting and spreading COVID-19. By building transitional housing for 108 residents at a time, we ensure that they can self-isolate, access sanitation facilities, and benefit from key services. The site on Evans Lane is now taking shape, with our team busy getting housing units installed and community buildings readied with skirting prep, drainage systems, and exterior lights.

Walnut Creek (Esperanza Place – 1250 Las Juntas Way – 42 new homes, pre-construction): We’re getting excited to break ground on this new development, but before we put shovel to earth, there are preparations to be made. This month we’ll be working on erosion control to get ready for sitework.

Want to get on site with us?

As we continue to build through this pandemic, we’ve made volunteering safe for anyone looking to build a better economy, community, and world! Our construction sites and Playhouse workshops are set up with the regulations to safely cater to individual volunteers and team building groups. We’ve all seen how important affordable, stable housing is in these difficult and uncertain times. Join us in making this a reality for more families in the Bay Area!


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Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.


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