Greater New Haven Habitat for Humanity


We are currently recruiting volunteers for both construction & the ReStore. Individual & group volunteers are welcome! Call the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 785-0794, x.10 for more information.

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

    Groundbreaking for our 98th build!
  • Groundbreaking for our 98th build!
    Habitat GNH held a groundbreaking for our newest house at 603 Sherman Parkway, New Haven on Saturday, January 17. Members of the Branford, Guilford and Madison Rotary Clubs have donated $15,000 to Habitat in support of the project. Raise the Roof is sponsoring the house, the future home of Kawusu and Ramatu Sheriff and their four children. 603 Sherman Parkway is Raise the Roof's 11th Habitat build! Habitat extends its ...
  • 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 at 603 Sherman Parkway, New Haven. The workday is 8:45am-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, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-6pm ...
  • 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!...
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Upcoming Events

    Sleeping Giant Build Annual CHILI COOK OFF!
  • Sleeping Giant Build Annual CHILI COOK OFF!
    Sleeping Giant Build will host its Annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 28, 5:00-8:00pm at Hamden Elks Lodge, 175 School Street, Hamden. Join us as a chef or taster! Participants will cook their favorite unique chili recipes for the community to sample. Awards will be given to the crowd favorites. The evening will also include a silent auction, raffle, cash bar, and live entertainment. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All ...
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