Greater New Haven Habitat for Humanity


Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven (an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through the creation of home ownership opportunities for low-income working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in the Greater New Haven area with the goal of creating safe, decent, affordable houses that add to the revitalization of New Haven’s neighborhoods. Habitat accomplishes its mission by partnering with individuals, religious and civic organizations, local businesses and corporations.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven uses Volunteer Up! to schedule and manage individual volunteers.  It is a very easy system that allows you to register yourself and sign up for shifts at the build sites! Please click above to register and to see what dates are available.

Volunteer groups and individuals doing court-ordered community service still need to contact Ellen McNally, Volunteer Coordinator, at (203) 785-0794 or to schedule a date.

If you have questions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 785-0794, x.10.

Click here for the Habitat Photo Album! Click here for the Volunteer Blog

Latest News

    Bank of America Charitable Foundation donates $5,000
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation donates $5,000
    Bank of America, a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, recently donated $5,000 through the BoA Charitable Foundation. Bank of America has been active not only as a donor--BoA employees have volunteered numerous times helping to build our homes.
  • Russell Street progress
  • Russell Street progress
    Habitat's current project, 540 Russell Street, New Haven (Fair Haven Heights), is underway, and volunteers are working on the site Tuesday-Saturday. The home is being sponsored by Sleeping Giant Build. 540 Russell Street is SGB's sixth Habitat house sponsorship! It is the future home of Mildre Guzman and her family. Check Volunteer Up for the schedule. Individual volunteers are welcome when there are openings on weekdays. Saturdays, at present, are reserved for Sleeping ...
  • Visit the Habitat ReStore blog!
  • Visit the Habitat ReStore blog!
    Posts include do-it-yourself ideas, home improvement projects, green living tips, reuse possibilities, and — most importantly — how it all helps to further the mission of Habitat for Humanity. ReStore Blog home Have an idea for a post? Submit blog posts or ideas to
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Upcoming Events

    Raise the Roof’s 11th Annual Celebration Gala
  • Raise the Roof’s 11th Annual Celebration Gala
    Raise the Roof (formerly Madison Cares) will hold their 11th Annual Celebration Gala on Friday, November 7, 6:30-11:00pm at the beautiful Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison. The evening will include dinner, dancing and live music. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity GNH/Raise the Roof. Tickets are $100 per person. Patron tickets are also available for $150 per person and includes preferential seating and listing in the evening's program. Click here ...
  • Habitat ReStore 1st Anniversary Sale Event
  • Habitat ReStore 1st Anniversary Sale Event
    The New Haven County ReStore will hold a giant 1st year anniversary sale event on Saturday, November 8, 8:00am-8:00pm at 286 South Colony Road, Wallingford. Items under the tent will be a whopping 50% off if purchased and taken home the day of the sale. There will be super discounts on all items in the store!! Come prepared to browse, shop and carry away your choice of the hundreds of newly donated items that will ...
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