How We Work

Habitat of the Mendocino Coast seeks to draw people of all faiths and beliefs together to provide simple, decent housing to working families who do not qualify for conventional mortgages. We accomplish this by enabling deserving families to purchase homes at affordable prices, homes that they have helped to build and therefore know how to maintain. These families are selected on the basis of need and willingness to operate in fellowship to accomplish this goal for themselves and others.

Habitat is open to people of every race, creed, gender and sexual orientation willing to express their care for each other and their community by helping to build families and strengthen neighborhoods through the medium of housing.

Each Partner's mortgage payment repays the community's donations to Habitat which in turn is used to purchase more land to develop additional houses. Every donation, due to our low overhead, is thereby used again and again through time.