Habitat for Humanity of California is Now Listed as a Voluntary Contribution Fund for Donations on the 2014 State of California Tax Return
Mar 21, 2015 05:57PM
By Paul Spear
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2015
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Immergut │Director of Communications
Habitat for Humanity of California is Now Listed as a Voluntary Contribution Fund for Donations on the
2014 State of California Tax Return
Assembly Bill 1765 Passed
Sacramento, CA – The State of California Legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1765, listing Habitat for Humanity of California as a Voluntary Contribution Fund on the 2014 State of California Tax Return. Supporters of Habitat for Humanity in California can now easily donate on their tax return by designating a contribution in box number 428 next to “Habitat for Humanity Fund”.
Existing law allows taxpayers to contribute to one or more of the 20 voluntary contribution funds, known as VCF’s or check-offs, by checking a box on their State Income Tax Return. California law requires check-off contributions to be made from taxpayers’ own resources and not from their tax liability, as is possible on federal tax returns. The bill was authorized by Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat representing South Los Angeles, and advocate for low-income home ownership.
Habitat for Humanity California and affiliates strongly urges supporters to donate on their tax return by checking box number 428 - “Habitat for Humanity Fund” - in the Voluntary Contribution section on their 2014 State of California Tax Returns. All proceeds go directly to Habitat for Humanity of California’s sole purpose of advocating for the building of affordable housing for limited-income families throughout California.
About Habitat for Humanity California
Habitat for Humanity California is a statewide coalition of 48 independent Habitat affiliates that serve communities across California. The coalition works to advocate for affordable homeownership opportunities for families with limited-incomes and in almost all cases helping families make the transition from multi-generational renting to ownership. Habitat for Humanity California accomplishes its goals by providing tools and resources to Habitat affiliates that serve specific geographical areas to educate and advocate to their local legislators and communities. Habitat for Humanity California also works with housing advocates throughout the state to advocate for the increased the supply of housing at every level of the housing continuum – emergency shelter, supportive housing, rental, and homeownership. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit our website at www.habitatca.org.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay an affordable mortgage loan.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases anddonations to the ReStore, SDHFH’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).