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Elm Street - Escondido

Habitat’s fifth build in Escondido consists of 11 new single family homes – five duplexes and one detached house.  The homes have three bedrooms and two bathrooms and are approximately 1,300 square feet.  Each home has a covered carport and private backyard.

Schedule: SDHFH broke ground on Phase I in June, 2014 with all 11 homes completed in December, 2015.

Land Sponsor: City of Escondido

Interested Families: Are you dreaming of homeownership? If you have always wanted to be a homeowner, but never thought you could afford it, please attend a San Diego Habitat for Humanity family orientation meeting.

SDHFH selects families based on three criteria:
1. Demonstrated need for improved housing: for example, poorly maintained rental unit, overcrowded conditions and/or cost of rent that is over 50% of total gross monthly income.

2. Willingness to partner with SDHFH: Each family must be willing to complete 250 - 500 hours of volunteer "sweat equity" per adult applicant, attend homeowner education workshops and be an active member of the homeowners' association.

3. Ability to pay a monthly mortgage Your family must fall within the following income guidelines for the past three years:

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For more information please contact Shayna Hensley, Family Services Manager, at (619) 283-4663 ext. 114, or at    


Current Families: All eleven families have been selected to purchase homes in the Elm Street Community, have completed their sweat equity hours, and have moved in to their homes.  For information on upcoming homeownership opportunities, please contact Family Services Manager, Shayna Hensley, at 619-283-4663 x114, or

Volunteer Info: Volunteers are essential to Habitat's success - we can't do what we do without YOUR help! 

Join us on a job site to learn construction skills, interact with great people, and make a difference for local families.

Volunteer Hub is a web-based volunteer management and scheduling program. It allows volunteers to have access to the program whenever with an internet connection. Simply click on the link below, register as a volunteer with SDHFH, and help us to eliminate substandard housing from our community!

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Sponsors:Sempra Energy, Shea Homes, Emmerson Construction, Adconion Direct, Bank of America Foundation, Cubic Corporation, TD Ameritrade, Procter & Gamble, The Home Depot Foundation