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At Habitat, we're a community in action.



Before shovels in the ground, Habitat needs laws and regulations that pave the way toward acquiring land, building efficiently, and keeping homeownership affordable for more people. Access to affordable housing depends on systemic support, and that systemic support depends on you - a Habitat advocate.

We have over 32 years’ experience in the affordable housing space, and we take a thoughtful, comprehensive, and forward-looking approach to advocacy. By advocating on behalf of Habitat, you lend your voice to a movement that will instate smart housing policy and a system that lets us bring homeownership within reach of more people.

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COST OF HOME


Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. In California, 1 in 5 households spend more than half of their income on housing.

Wages aren’t keeping up with skyrocketing rent and home costs. This leaves more and more families without the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and afford housing provides, and forces them into impossible choices.

When the cost of home is a family’s future, it’s a price we can’t afford to pay.

That’s why we’re committed to mobilizing our partners, volunteers, and community members to find solutions and help create policies that will increase access to affordable housing for Bay Area families. It’s all part of Habitat for Humanity’s first national advocacy campaign: Cost of Home.

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YES ON MEASURE E FOR AN AFFORDABLE SAN JOSE


No family should have to choose between basic necessities and rent. However, the high cost of housing in San Jose is driving working families to make impossible choices. It’s also driving the city’s homelessness problem – as the number of unsheltered people continues to increase.

It’s time for action. That’s why Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley is proud to support Measure E for an affordable San Jose. Measure E represents a common-sense solution supported by a broad coalition of neighbors, community groups, and housing experts. Together, we will make San Jose more affordable for working families, and help homeless residents move from creeks, parks, and sidewalks, into safe shelter and permanent housing.

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POSTPONED - Unity Playhouse Build

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Join hand-in-hand with others from different faith communities across the Bay Area and move beyond dialogue to build a better community.

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Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity at the Women’s Leadership Build, and take part in a powerful day of building homes and hope with like-hearted women.

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