|Habitat for Humanity Yolo County (HFHYC) is a non-profit, faith-based housing organization. Established in 1993 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat Yolo works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes for families in need. Our goal is to eliminate poverty housing world-wide and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience.
Since 1996 our local affiliate has built simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with five very low-income families in Davis and five very-low income families in Woodland. HFHYC is continually investigating property for new projects. In time, Habitat homes will be located throughout Yolo County.
Habitat is not a give-away program. Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor–“sweat equity”--into building their Habitat house, and they re-pay our building costs through an affordable, no-interest mortgage. Through the generosity of hundreds of volunteers, businesses, and individuals we are able to keep our costs low, enabling our families to enjoy the many benefits of home ownership at low cost to them.
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), based in Americus, Georgia, is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. By the end of 2010, HFHI had constructed or rehabilitated 400,000 homes worldwide helping over 2 million people live in homes they helped build. Habitat is a worldwide, grass-roots movement with local affiliates in nearly 90 countries and all 50 states. For information on international projects, visit www.habitat.org.