Dining for Habitat at Shell & Bones!

On Wednesday, July 10th  Shell & Bones in New Haven will be donating 10% of all food sales to Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven! Stop in for lunch or dinner and know that your purchase will help to support our next home building and rehab projects. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the dinner menu is available all day. Check out the menus and then grab your friends to dine out for  a great cause!

Groundbreaking Ceremony for 62 and 66 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven

Join other Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven supporters along with house sponsors Yale New Haven Hospital and its medical staff to break ground on our newest homes, 62 and 66 Sylvan Avenue in New Haven. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 6 at 4:00 p.m. These will be newly constructed homes, built alongside two families who will be accepted into our home-buying program this summer.
62 and 66 Sylvan Avenue are the 11th and 12th homes Yale New Haven Hospital and the medical staff have sponsored and we appreciate their continued support. Special thanks also goes to the Avangrid Foundation, our community revitalization partner, for their commitment to New Haven’s neighborhoods.

Celebration of 387 Lenox Street, New Haven: May 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven invites the community to celebrate the completion of the recently restored house at 387 Lenox Street in New Haven, the home of the Sanchez family. The event will take place at the home in Fair Haven Heights on Wednesday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m.

The Greek Revival-style house, constructed in 1833, was carefully restored by Habitat’s staff, the Sanchez family, and hundreds of volunteers from the community. The restoration includes a high masonry basement, popular in nineteenth-century homes for use as oyster cellars, and a front entry way that fits the character of the home and surrounding neighborhood. Situated on the corner of Lenox and Clifton Streets, the house beautifully illustrates that the creation of affordable housing and the preservation on a historically significant building can go hand-in-hand.

Speakers at the dedications will include representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, the City of New Haven, our community revitalization partner the Avangrid Foundation, and the New Haven Preservation Trust, which provided technical assistance and partial funding for the project. The Avangrid Foundation, the City of New Haven’s Community Development Block Grants, Eversource, and Habitat for Humanity community build Raise the Roof, were all instrumental in providing funding for this project.

Parking will be available on Clifton Street and the surrounding area, including at Dom Aitro Field in Fairmont Park (81 Clifton Street). Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

RSVPs to Allison Mangles (amangles@habitatgnh.org) are preferred.

The Great Give: May 1-2

Join us for 36 hours of giving to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven! This is the tenth year we will be participating in the event along with other non-profit organizations that serve the New Haven community. Gifts made between 8:00 a.m. on May 1 and 8:00 p.m. on May 2 will help us to earn monetary prizes and increase funds raised to support our home-building program. There is a special opportunity for housing organizations to earn an additional $2,000 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on May 2. The housing organization with the most unique donors during this time period will be named the winner. No gift is too small! Set your alarm and make sure to make your gift during the Great Give.

“Building Your Voice” Event to Benefit Habitat for Humanity: May 5

Spoken word comes to the Kate – come see and hear the inaugural presentation of acclaimed authors reading their own words in “Building Your Voice” to benefit one of our community builds, Raise The Roof. The event is sponsored by RJ Julia Booksellers of Madison, CT and will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.

This performance is hosted by WNPR Radio personality Chion Wolf and allows three diverse and powerful voices to express their art. Randi Minetor will read from her thriller Death in Glacier National Park. Padma Venkatraman reads from her story of courage The Bridge Home. Rebecca Coffey reads from her fascinating book Hysterical, Anna Freud’s Story.

There will be a chance to meet the authors and talk to them about lifetimes in writing, all for a great cause! Join us in the world of spoken word performances at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. Click here to purchase tickets for this great event!

Habitat Homebuyers Information Session

We will be holding an Applicant Information Meeting for all individuals and families interested in learning about and applying for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven’s home-buying program. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at John C. Daniels School- 569 Congress Avenue, New Haven.Please see the flyers below for more information. Pre-applications for the home-buying program will be available at the end of the information session. For more information please review the Homeownership tab on our website or email Allison at amangles@habitatgnh.org.

Groundbreaking for 352 Peck Street, New Haven: December 16 at 3:00 p.m.

We are preparing for our first home building project of 2019 by breaking ground at 352 Peck Street! This is the future home of the Rodriguez-Villa family and is being sponsored by one of our community builds, Raise the Roof. We hope you will join us on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m to celebrate with the future homeowners, their family, and fellow Habitat supporters.

2018 Annual Appeal

Our Annual Appeal is going on now! Please consider making a gift this year to support our home building projects in New Haven. Through your generosity, we can partner with more families next year and continue building affordable housing in New Haven. You can see your gift in action in 2019 with our first project of the year on Peck Street in New Haven. Volunteering on the work site and attending the dedication at the completion of the project are great ways to see the benefit of your of your donation. To learn about one family’s journey to home ownership with Habitat please read our annual appeal letter. Thank you in advance for your support.

The Rivera Family in front of their new home.

Sleeping Giant Build Receives Gift from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal

Sleeping Giant Build, a community build under Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, has been fortunate to receive donations for several years from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal in the Archdiocese of Hartford. This fall, they received a donation of $10,000, the largest donation to date. Sleeping Giant Chair Arnie Cary and Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven Board Member Don Deloge accepted the donation from Archbishop Leonard P. Blair at a ceremony this past September. Funds are distributed from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal based on recommendations from local parishes. Clergy at Divine Mecy Parish in Hamden have submitted Sleeping Giant Build for several years. Sleeping Giant Build used these funds as part of their sponsorship of 55 Redfield Street, the Hickman family’s home, which was dedicated in October. Thank you to Divine Mercy Parish and the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal for helping to fund Sleeping Giant Build’s tenth Habitat home!

Dedication of 55 Redfield Street, New Haven

You are invited to the dedication of the Hickman Family home! The dedication will take place on Saturday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. at 55 Redfield Street in New Haven. We will ‘pass the hammer’ to our newest homeowner as we celebrate the completion of this project and the start of a new journey for this family.
Special thanks to Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring this project and to all of the volunteers and donors who help further our mission of providing safe, affordable housing in the New Haven community.

Members of the Hickman Family are putting the final touches on the home’s landscaping. They are ready to move in!