Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds homes and sustains affordable homeownership opportunities for families in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties. Our values focus on building partnerships, equity, stability, and legacy.



Central to everything we do

is a value that we hold in everything we do at Habitat. It is at the crux of how we work with our families, volunteers, communities, and cities. You see our partnerships in action in the way we approach sweat equity with Habitat families, mobilize volunteers, and work with communities to design our developments to fit in with the local neighborhood.



Access to homeownership and wealth

has a dual meaning: the access to homeownership for families who have historically been excluded, and the wealth built through homeownership. Equity is significant for each family, now able to grow their nest egg, but it is also important in the larger picture of closing the economic and opportunity gaps often formed because of unequal access to homeownership.



The outcome of homeownership

is one of the most prominent outcomes of affordable homeownership. Stability is the first word you hear from Habitat for Humanity GSF homeowners as both an immediate and long-term impact of their home and has reverberations in many aspects of their lives, from their children’s ability to succeed in school to their capacity to put money aside for the future.



The value of longevity for families

is the value of longevity for the individual homeowners and their families as a whole. Legacy brings together the partnership, equity, and stability values of our model and epitomizes the generational impact anchor. When families start building equity, wealth transfer occurs and long-term roots are established.


At Habitat, all of our homes are affordable homeownership. Because we know it allows families to realize potential, build wealth and equity, and accomplish their dreams.

Maureen Sedonaen

CEO, Habitat Greater San Francisco

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