At North County Property Group, we believe in Corporate Responsibility to be accountable for our actions to our stakeholders and local San Diego communities. We further strive to conduct our business in a way that manages our impact on the environment and pledges our support to the San Diego community through activities promoting fair housing and solutions to social problems such as low-income housing and discrimination. (Learn more about our Company Culture on the About Us page).
Beginning in 2019, we have committed the company as a corporate sponsor to a local philanthropic cause. There are many charitable organizations in San Diego County, but it’s often hard to know the best ways to get involved in our community. We started by establishing a set of criteria to be as thoughtful as possible with our giving. The criteria are as follows:
After careful consideration, and review of many organizations with the above criteria in mind, North County Property Group made our philanthropic commitment to San Diego Habitat for Humanity. North County Property Group pledges to San Diego Habitat for Humanity, at least one percent of quarterly revenues or $100 ($50 cash / $50 of company volunteer time) for every new property added to our San Diego Property Management portfolio —whichever is more.
Habitat for Humanity’s charter is based on the principle that every man, woman and child should have decent housing to live in dignity and safety. They work with low income families to offer a path to home ownership as a “hand-up”, not a “hand out”. Families benefiting from the program must qualify by demonstrating their need for improved housing, the ability to repay a mortgage, and a commitment to contributing sweat equity of 250-500 hours toward the building of their own home. The homes are provided by the organization are built from donations of money, building materials, and volunteer labor. Over 200 homes have now been built by San Diego Habitat for Humanity through the help provided by 200,000 volunteers, serving over 120 families in need.
Habitat’s work covers several aspects: building new homes, refurbishing homes, neighborhood revitalization, and veteran housing programs. The local San Diego affiliate, San Diego Habitat for Humanity, serves our county and is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, does its fundraising locally, and manages all build projects locally.
Please view the following short video to learn more about San Diego Habitat for Humanity:
Anyone and everyone are welcome to join us. If you are interested in donating or volunteering with North County Property Group on one of our company build days, please email email@example.com and we will reserve you a spot to lend a hand on our next visit to a building site!