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

    Volunteer with us!
  • Volunteer with us!
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven invites you to volunteer with us! We currently have two opportunities for groups and individuals (age 16 or older): Construction volunteering on one of our current projects in New Haven. The workday is 9:00am-3:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, with a short lunch break. (Limited availability on Saturday; call the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss alternatives.) The Habitat ReStore, 286 So. Colony Road, Wallingford ( The shifts are Tuesday, ...
  • Have you visited the Habitat ReStore?
  • Have you visited the Habitat ReStore?
    The Habitat ReStore, 286 South Colony Road, Wallingford carries many new and gently used items, including furniture, cabinets, appliances, lighting, hardware, tools, and much, much more. New inventory arrives every week, so you never know what treasures you'll find! Store hours are Tuesday-Thursday (10:00am to 6:00pm) and Friday-Saturday (10:00am to 4:00pm).
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  • Follow Us on Twitter!
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Upcoming Events

    Dedication of 51 & 55 Vernon Street, New Haven
  • Dedication of 51 & 55 Vernon Street, New Haven
    Habitat GNH will dedicate its two newest homes at 51 & 55 Vernon Street, New Haven. The new homeowners are Ana Rodriguez and Musu Dahn and their families. Both houses were sponsored by Yale-New Haven Hospital, our long-time partner in community rebuilding. YNHH has sponsored six other Habitat homes. Almost 200 YNHH employees volunteered during the build! Everyone is invited to come celebrate. No RSVP required. [caption id="attachment_4813" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...
  • Sleeping Giant Build 4th Annual Chili Bowl!
  • Sleeping Giant Build 4th Annual Chili Bowl!
    Save the date! Sleeping Giant Build will hold its 4th Annual Chili Bowl on Saturday, February 4, 5:00-8:00pm at The Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door. Tickets can be ordered by emailing Chili Chef spots are still available. Do you have one of this year's winning recipes? Email ...
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