Toward Decent Shelter for All

Jon Peterson


Jon Peterson, CEO of Habitat for Humanity in Southern Santa Barbra County, will talk about basic housing generally and Habitat for Humanity specifically. Habitat, a Christian ministry, was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple and decent place to live in dignity and safety. Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness 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 housing conditions. He will offer many ways for you to get involved. His colleague Alexandra Hamill will assist him in leading the workshop.



Jon Peterson was born and raised in Santa Barbara. He attended college and spent several years after college in Chicago where in 2007 he began working with Habitat for Humanity. In 2009 the Santa Barbara affiliate offered him an opportunity to come back and serve in his hometown. In his time with the affiliate Jon has participated in the construction of several new home projects and home repairs through the “A Brush with Kindness” program, all with the goal of providing simple, decent, affordable homes for low income working families in our community. Jon is passionate about the mission of Habitat, and providing a “Hand-up, not a Hand-out” to families to make their dreams of Homeownership a reality.