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.

Our History

Celebrating 30 Years of Building Families a Future

  1. 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.

  2. Habitat Homes at Gloria Way

    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.

  3. Habitat homes at Rolison Road Redwood City

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Habitat homes at Mount Burdell

    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).

  8. Habitat Homes at Geneva Village

    2022: Geneva Village, Daly City

    In 2022, Habitat Greater San Francisco will be welcoming new homeowners to our 6 townhome development, Geneva Village, in Daly City (shown above) and our 20-home development on Jefferson Avenue in Redwood City.

  9. Habitat Render of Amber Drive

    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.

    Interested to learn more about our future affordable homes in the Bay Area?