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 homeownership 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 business and corporations.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is now using 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 still need to contact Ellen McNally, Volunteer Coordinator, at (203) 785-0794 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a date.
[Please note: Scheduling for Vernon Street is still being done through the office because the house is almost complete. First available date to schedule is May 1 for the Congress Avenue-Phase 2 site.]
Check the Volunteer Up! calendar regularly to see when and where we are building.
If you have questions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 785-0794, x.10.
- Dedication of 36 Vernon Street–YNHH Build #6!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven dedicated its newest home--36 Vernon Street, New Haven on Monday, April 29. 36 Vernon Street was sponsored by Yale-New Haven Hospital and its Medical Staff. It is their sixth homebuilding project for Habitat! Mirella Ortiz-Ramos and her husband Alejandro Ramos are the new homeowners. The Habitat construction staff and many Habitat volunteers, including numerous teams from Yale-New Haven Hospital, spent six months building the house. 36 Vernon Street sits ...
- Habitat ReStore is coming!
Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is pleased to announce plans for a new ReStore, which will open in early summer. The location will be in Wallingford. Habitat ReStores resell donated items such as usable building materials, gently used furniture, working appliances, tools, and various household goods. The proceeds are used to fund Habitat building projects. Habitat is ...
- Deadline Extended!–Habitat Summer Volunteer Program for High School Students
Habitat is now accepting a limited number of applications for our summer program for high school students. Applicants must be 16 or older. For an application and additional requirements, click on the Volunteer tab on our website and scroll down to Summer 2013 Volunteering for High School Students. The application deadline is Friday, May 31 by 5:00pm.
- Habitat’s Annual Summer Party on the Shore
Save the date!! Habitat's Annual Summer Party on the Shore, a fundraiser for homebuilding, will be held Friday, June 14, beginning at 5:30pm, at the beautiful waterfront Owenego Inn, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford. Join us for a delightful evening of dancing, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a fabulous silent auction! Live music will be provided by Jeff Fuller and Friends, fabulous musicians who specialize in Jazz, Latin and Swing. Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and ...