Building Families a Future Since 1989

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has been building homes and creating affordable homeownership opportunities for families in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties for 35 years.


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 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 homeowners to our 6 townhome development, Geneva Village, in Daly City.


2022: Jefferson Avenue

In the summer of 2022 Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco welcomed first time homeowners to their new homes in the heart of Redwood City. These homes are centrally located and near to local businesses and transit.


2023: Amber Drive

Thanks to a generous land donation from a long-time San Francisco family, with the support of our community we have build eight new affordable homes in the heart of San Francisco. These homeowner families, many of them long-time city residents whose families had previously been excluded from homeownership in San Francisco, got the key to their homes on December 2023.

The Future

The Future: Redwood Boulevard, Novato

Habitat GSF continues to make progress toward our largest 100% affordable homeownership project in Marin. Located in Novato, this development will be on 13+ acres and feature 80 beautiful homes, all surrounded by rolling hills and lovely open space on a transportation-adjacent property. We have completed all additionally needed studies including fire protection and cultural resources to ensure the safety and preservation of history on this site.

The Future: Aspen Road, Bolinas

In partnership with Bolinas Community Land Trust, we are bringing a total of four pre-fabricated, affordable homes to the town of Bolinas. Two of those homes were completed in 2023 (shown below) and the final two on Aspen Road will be ready for move in later in 2024.

Learn more about the families who moved into these Habitat homes.


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