What We Do


Our advocacy chair is responsible for informing the community about and supporting current movements for affordable housing in the Bay Area, California, and across the US.


Habitat Homework Help

The Education Chairs teach a class about affordable housing at UC Berkeley to raise awareness about the issue. If you want to learn more about the housing crisis and how it could be addressed, please join or audit the class.

Every weekend, we help children of Habitat families with their homework. No special knowledge is required and all are welcome to help out!


Habitat believes in building communities around affordable housing, so our local chairs organize a variety of volunteer events throughout East Bay. 

Before COVID-19 this included community cleanups, volunteering at Chaparral House, and garden builds at Habitat sites.

Special Events


In the fall, our special event coordinators put on CARE, or Creating Art for Refugee Empowerment to raise money for 1951, an organization that helps refugees settle into life in the Bay Area.

We do data analysis and fundraising research projects for Habitat International.

Paused Due to Covid-19


Our Build Coordinators work with Habitat East Bay to build affordable housing, staff Restores, and build playhouses for Habitat families.

Collegiate Challenge:

 The Collegiate Challenge Coordinator takes a group of students on a weeklong trip to volunteer at a Habitat site.

Community Outreach:

The Community Outreach Chairs connect with Habitat homeowners in the Bay Area by planning a fun, educational event for their children.


The Fundraising Chairs raise money to fund all of Cal Habitat’s service projects through concessions stands at football and baseball games.

Soup Kitchen:

The Soup Kitchen Coordinator organizes volunteer events with institutions that provide meals to the homeless population in the Berkeley.