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

    Foundation work underway on Russell Street
  • Foundation work underway on Russell Street
    Habitat's next building project will be 540 Russell Street, New Haven (Fair Haven Heights). 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. The foundation work is underway, and the site is expected to be ready for volunteers in the next few weeks. Check Volunteer Up for the schedule....
  • 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
  • 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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