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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Upcoming Events

    Sleeping Giant Build Info Meeting
  • Sleeping Giant Build Info Meeting
    The Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven’s Sleeping Giant Build is currently recruiting committee members to support its eighth home. Committee members are needed in the following areas: social media, graphic design, event planning, fundraising, and sponsor support. An informational meeting will be held Thursday, June 23 at 7:00pm at the Hamden Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, in the ...
  • Habitat GNH & YNHH Vernon Street groundbreaking
  • Habitat GNH & YNHH Vernon Street groundbreaking
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven and Yale-New Haven Hospital will hold a groundbreaking at 51 & 55 Vernon Street, New Haven on Tuesday, August 2 at 3:00pm. They are the 7th and 8th homes sponsored by YNHH and its Medical Staff. Habitat has built three other YNHH-sponsored homes on Vernon Street. Everyone is invited to attend the kickoff of this very exciting addition to the Vernon Street community! No RSVP necessary. ...
  • Save the Date! Our 30th Anniversary Gala!
  • Save the Date! Our 30th Anniversary Gala!
    On Friday, September 9 Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will hold a gala to mark our 30th anniversary of building homes in New Haven. The celebration will take place at the beautiful waterfront Owenego Inn, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford. Additional details regarding ticket prices, etc. will be posted soon. Please check back! [caption id="attachment_4680" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gorgeous view of Long Island Sound from the ...
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