Greater New Haven Habitat for Humanity

Welcome!

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 emcnally@habitatgnh.org 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

    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 restoreblog@habitat.org
  • Habitat holds groundbreaking at 33 Greenwood Street, New Haven
  • Habitat holds groundbreaking at 33 Greenwood Street, New Haven
    Habitat held a groundbreaking at 33 Greenwood Street, New Haven, on Sunday, March 23. The site is the location of the future home of Mohamed & Kadiatu and their three children. Originally from Sierra Leone, the family was one of three recently chosen to become Habitat homeowners. The house, Habitat's 95th, is being sponsored by Raise the Roof: Your Shoreline Habitat Connection (formerly Madison Cares). It is the group's tenth Habitat building project. Construction ...
  • We are now an ENERGY STAR Partner!
  • We are now an ENERGY STAR Partner!
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is pleased to announce that we are now an ENERGY STAR Partner! ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protects our climate through superior energy efficiency. Click here to read more about ENERGY STAR. Habitat GNH has progressively moved towards building homes that are energy-efficient--green building. Green building means improving the way that homes and home ...
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Upcoming Events

    The 2014 Great Give® is Coming!
  • The 2014 Great Give® is Coming!
    Once again, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will participate in The Great Give® 2014, a part of a national day of local giving celebrating the centennial anniversary of community foundations called Give Local America. The Great Give® 2014 is the fifth major community-wide giving event through giveGreater.org® taking place for 36 hours starting 8:00am on May 6 and ending at 8:00pm on ...
  • Raise the Roof Youth Event
  • Raise the Roof Youth Event
    Come enjoy a day of music, food and construction! Raise the Roof (formerly Madison Cares) will hold its Annual Build on the Green, on Saturday, May 10. This year the event is organized for high school students, age 14 or older. Participants will build sheds, flower boxes and birdhouses for upcoming Habitat homes. The event will take place 8:30am to 2:00pm. There will be three shifts: 8:30-10:30am 10:30am-noon 12:30-2:00pm Attendees are welcome to stay the whole day. The event is free, ...
  • Save the Date! Habitat’s Annual Summer Party
  • Save the Date! Habitat’s Annual Summer Party
    Habitat will host A Summer Party, our annual fundraiser for home building on Friday, June 6, 5:30-8:30pm, at the beautiful waterfront Owenego Inn, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford. The event will feature live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a silent auction. As in the past, Habitat will honor those who have made outstanding contributions to Habitat’s mission with the Master Builder Award. Last year’s honorees were The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and Guilford Savings ...
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