In recognition of the International Day of Families on May 15, 2021, Habitat to the Max is supporting our families with a Day of Giving. Please join us as we work towards funding our 14th sponsored home.

Your support makes a difference In the lives of local families, thank you.

Meet our 12th and 13th Habitat To The Max partner families!

They're currently building their new homes in Port Hueneme alongside supporters and volunteers like you.

Meet the Alfaro family

Nora Alfaro has always wanted to own a home where her children can thrive, and because of your support, that dream will soon be a reality. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to purchase our own home and have a place where my children can be safe and grow up. We are so grateful for everything,” says Nora. Nora is a single mother living with her two children, Madelyn and Riky, in a small apartment. Not only do they live in an unsafe area, but there’s also mold throughout the apartment which has negatively affected their health. The apartment is so small that her son Riky is currently sleeping in the living room and doesn’t have a space of his own. Nora has tried to purchase a home for years but could never afford the high mortgage costs. Thanks to your support, their lives will change completely. “I’m most excited for my children to have their own room and space to grow up. When we move in, Madelyn is so excited to have children her age to play with. We are so grateful,” says Nora.

Meet the Rodriguez family

Mayra and Jose Rodriguez are thrilled to become future Habitat homeowners in Port Hueneme and can’t wait to start building their future home alongside supporters like you. Jose is a carpenter and Mayra is a Kindergarten teacher. The couple is currently living with Mayra’s parents at their home. “We work hard and want to start a family of our own, but also want to be financially stable and have our own place for our future kids to grow up and have space. Plus, we want our own space as a married couple. That’s everything a young, hardworking couple or person should be able to achieve. I know this is a struggle many young people just like us are facing,” Mayra. When they got the call that they had been accepted, they said it was life-changing and that everything is finally falling into place for them. “Thank you for your support, you and all of Habitat’s incredible support system are making our dreams come true,” says Mayra.

Learn more about Habitat To The Max by watching the video below.

In 2004, Habitat to the Max teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County to share their dream of building affordable homes in partnership with low-income families in need of safe, decent, and affordable housing. Since then, we have been overwhelmed with the support from our community. With help from businesses and individuals, Habitat to the Max has raised over $1.7 million on behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County to build 11 single-family homes, repair houses for older homeowners on a fixed income, and engage hundreds of family, friends and volunteers in the process. 

With your generous support last year, our 12th and 13th families are currently building their new homes in Port Hueneme. Our 17th annual “Habitat to the Max” event to sponsor our 14th family is underway and we invite you to support our efforts. We have decided not to conduct the Annual Dinner gathering, but similar to 2020, we are holding a virtual event. On May 15th, we celebrate the International Day of Families by supporting our Habitat families with a Day of Giving. 

As the need for Affordable Housing has increased, so has the need to continue making a difference, one family at a time. By participating in our Day of Giving, you will be making an investment that will have an impact for generations to come. Your donation of $20 to $10,000 will help buy a box of nails, a front door, windows, and other building materials. You can also join us by becoming a Habitat Hero and donating at the sponsorship level. We are thankful to our many incredible supporters. Your contributions will make an immediate and lasting impact on Ventura County families in need.

The dedication of the Ayala family's home in Oxnard. 2018.

The team from Stonefire Grill joining Habitat To The Max for a volunteer build day, 2019.

The dedication of the Morales-Castro family's home, 2020.

Meet a few of our dedicated Habitat To The Max team members, Frank, Bill and Tim.