Building Families a Future Since 1989
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has been building and sustaining homeownership for families in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties for over 30 years.
Celebrating 30 Years of Building Families a Future
1992: Our First Home: Beech Street, East Palo Alto
By the early 1990s, we had built five single family homes on Beech Street in East Palo Alto .
Funds were raised only after each single-family lot became available, a family was selected, and a volunteer supervision program was created. With these in place, funds were raised for materials, with the congregation of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church providing crucial support.
1996: Gloria Way, East Palo Alto
In response to the decision to build more, and more quickly, our first condominium complex was built at 2420-2484 Gloria Way in East Palo Alto. The first six homes were dedicated at a ceremony in July 1996, with a further 18 apartments being completed over the next two years.
2002: Rolinson Road, Redwood City
In 2002, Habitat Greater San Francisco started our legacy of affordable homebuilding in Redwood City, with the first 36 of our homes for the city on Rolison Road. Our building during this time focused was focused on single family homes, townhomes and condominiums.
2004: A Focus on San Francisco
2004 saw a return to condominium building, this time in the heart of San Francisco at 1009 Mission Street. This 5 story development was the tallest building we had ever built – and the first Habitat home with solar in the state. It was joined by a duplex in the Bayview district.
2005-2010: Building Pipeline Increased
In 2005, 7 townhomes were completed in Daly City, which heralded a drumbeat of 51 single family and townhomes being completed across San Mateo County (Brisbane, Daly City, South San Francisco, Menlo Park and Redwood City) and in San Francisco. These included the 7 single family homes at Whitney Circle in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.
2013: Mission Street, Daly City
Early 2013 marked the completion of Habitat Greater San Francisco’s most ambitious project to date: the 36-home condominium complex at 7555 Mission Street in Daly City.
2017: Mount Burdell, Novato
2017 saw the completion of two developments that could not be more different – each reflecting the needs of the neighborhood in which it was located: from low-density single-family homes in suburban Novato (Mt Burdell Place – shown above), to townhomes on the San Francisco/Daly City border (Habitat Terrace).
2022: Geneva Village, Daly City
In 2022, Habitat Greater San Francisco welcomed new homeowner families to our 6 townhome development, Geneva Village, in Daly City. These centrally located homes are close to local amenties and transport. Each feature three stories, a parking garage and the building is GreenPoint rated and features energy efficient design, including solar panels.
The Future: Amber Drive San Francisco
Thanks to a generous land donation from a long-time San Francisco family, this summer, construction started in earnest at our latest development at Amber Drive in San Francisco, where we are building 8 affordable homes in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of the city.