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

    Our 2014 Annual Appeal
  • Our 2014 Annual Appeal
    Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will complete its 97th home in December 2014. The 2014 Annual Appeal features the Lahun family, who purchased their Habitat home in 2013. Click here to read the incredibly moving story of how they emigrated to the United States and achieved the American dream of homeownership!...
  • Visit the Habitat ReStore for super holiday bargains!
  • Visit the Habitat ReStore for super holiday bargains!
    The Habitat ReStore, 286 South Colony Road, Wallingford, is flourishing. Since opening last year, customers have found sensational bargains on furniture, appliances, lighting, cabinets, decorative items, windows, doors, hardware, and more. Currently the store is featuring many holiday items--lights, handmade and vintage tree ornaments, tableware, Christmas village pieces, indoor and outdoor decorations, and dozens of other unique treasures. There is a great selection of glass plates--both vintage and modern--perfect for Christmas cookies and other delicious things! Visit ...
  • Fantastic refinishing ideas on the Habitat ReStore blog!
  • Fantastic refinishing ideas on 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

    540 Russell Street nears completion
  • Habitat set to dedicate 540 Russell Street!
    Habitat will dedicate 540 Russell Street, New Haven, on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00am. 540 Russell is the future home of Mildre Guzman and her family. It is the 97th home completed by our affiliate since we started in 1986. Sleeping Giant Build sponsored the house; it is their sixth Habitat building project. All are invited to attend to celebrate with the family and to take a tour of the house! ...
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