Habitat for Humanity

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

Our Vision – Habitat for Humanity International

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement – Habitat for Humanity International

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Nevada County Habitat for Humanity

Our Local Vision:  A community where everyone has the opportunity to have a safe, decent, affordable place to live.

  • We bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope for low income, working families living in unsafe, overcrowded, unsustainable, and/or unhealthy living situations. 
  • We believe that every person should have the opportunity to live with dignity and that every person has something to contribute and to gain by strengthening our community. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable and accountable partnerships.We believe in responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us.
  • We view our work as successful when it transforms lives for generations and promotes positive, lasting social and economic change and when it is based on mutual trust and shared accomplishment in our community. 

All are welcome

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.  As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize.  This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity was informally organized in mid 1995 by various community, government and church members to address the growing and recognized need for affordable housing in Nevada County . The organization was formalized and awarded "affiliate" status from Habitat for Humanity International in September of 1996 and shortly thereafter qualified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

In the past years, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity has grown from a handful of concerned citizens to a grass roots organization with an 8 member governing Board of Directors, a roster of 25 Standing Committee Members and over 60 committed volunteers and 500 loyal financial donors, supporting our mission of providing simple, decent, and affordable homeownership for low income, working, local families.

To date we have served 30 families: two in Penn Valley Gardens, six in Slate Creek Village, a subdivision in Grass Valley, one home in Eden Ranch of Nevada City, five homes on N. Church Ct. near downtown Grass Valley, five on Ivy Street in Grass Valley, and eleven homes on Green Mountain Loop and Joyce Drive in Grass Valley. These houses offer affordable homeownership for 44 adults and 84 children of qualified low-income families. We have broken ground on the 12th home of our 16 home Heritage Oaks project, and families have been selected for the next four homes in this project.