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Habitat For Humanity
updated: Aug 17, 2013, 10:00 AM
Source: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity SSBC is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide
through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing
policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter
conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child
should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent
communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Canon Perdido Affordable Homes :
We are currently framing the 12-home Canon Perdido Affordable Homes development. Excitement is
building as the future homeowners, volunteers, and framers create the exterior shell of the three
buildings which will be "home" for our partner families.
Habitat for Humanity's goal for the project is to achieve "near zero" energy usage and we are pursuing
the Santa Barbara Built Green Level 4 and Passive House US certifications. The end goal is to make the
energy costs as low as possible for the future homeowners, making homeownership affordable for the
Once completed, the project will be the first affordable housing development in Southern California to
be certified to the very strict Passive House standards! The homes will have a 70%-80% reduction of
energy use over the current energy code. Additional green features include: passive solar design, an
airtight building envelope, high performance insulation, Energy Star appliances, and a
photovoltaic/solar thermal hybrid system. Thanks to many donations of materials, labor, and resources
we are able to incorporate these green features into the project at an affordable cost.
Visit http://sbhabitat.org/canonperdido.php to learn more about the team helping Habitat meet these
Construction Volunteers Needed
We need your help! Volunteers provide the bulk of the construction labor and help Habitat build cost-
effectively. There are many ways to be involved if you're not comfortable with construction work.
Consider some ways you can participate:
Site Host - Welcomes volunteers to the construction site, signs them in and makes sure they are
plugged in with the site's construction leaders.
Construction Volunteer - Currently we need volunteers on Thursdays and Saturdays. The day begins
at 8:30am and generally wraps up around 4pm.
Provide Lunch - Not interested in swinging a hammer? How about volunteering to provide and bring
lunch for our Saturday volunteers?
Church Build Day - Bring a group from your church to the site and put your faith into action. This is
a wonderful way to be involved in the local community.
Corporate Work Day - Bring your place of business/co-workers down to the site for a day of team
building and giving back to the community.
If you are interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, consider attending our next volunteer
orientation held the last Saturday of every month.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Saturday, August 24th, 10am
6860 Cortona, Suite A, Goleta
Questions? Call 805-692-2226
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