History - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento is a 501©3 non-profit and local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The local affiliate was established in 1985 as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, a small local Habitat affiliate serving low-income families in the county of Sacramento.
In 2002 we opened our very first ReStore in the basement of our Habitat offices.
In March of 2013, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento was named as one of Habitat for Humanity International’s “Affiliates of Distinction” for 2013-2015.
In January of 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento celebrated its 100th completed home in Sacramento County.
In July of 2014, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento and Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County merged to create what is now known as Habitat for Humanity Greater Sacramento.
In February of 2015, we became one of thirty Habitat affiliates (out of 1,400) to receive the Sam Mompongo award from Habitat for Humanity International for $1 million in lifetime tithe contributions. Our affiliate is proud to contribute to Habitat’s global ministry supporting building homes in Nicaragua and has completed over 550 housing solutions.
In March of 2015, we were also named as one of Habitat for Humanity International’s “Affiliates of Distinction” for the second consecutive time for 2015-2017. Later that year we would also receive the “Housing Innovation Award” from the Sacramento Housing Alliance for our Indian Lane Project – a 14-home transit-oriented, LEED Platinum development in South Sacramento.