Homeownership Program Presentation and Applications Available from June 10-21, 2024

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven offers a Homeownership Program that will prepare individuals and families to purchase their first home. Some members of the Homeownership Program may choose to purchase a home with Habitat for Humanity but you will also be introduced to other agencies and resources that can help you on your homebuying journey.

Please note that your application is for participation in the Homeownership Program, it is not an application for a mortgage on any Habitat home. Acceptance into the Homeownership Program does not guarantee that you will purchase a home from our organization.

Click to review the presentation on the Homeownership Program in English or in Spanish.

The application will be available in a link within the presentation.

Please pay careful attention to the program requirements and fully review the presentation.

You can find more information about the Homeownership Program on our website and in these FAQs.

Applications are available through June 21.

All completed applications must be submitted to our office at 37 Union Street, New Haven by June 26 at 5 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven considers applicants for acceptance into the Homeownership Program without regard to race, religious preference, gender, handicap, familial status, or national origin. We follow all national, state, and local laws related to fair housing, fair lending, and ant-discrimination.

Please note in accordance with these laws we cannot discuss your specific financial, familial, or housing situation without a completed application. We also cannot accept anyone into the Homeownership Program without fully reviewing an application. All decisions regarding applications will be communicated by mail and it is up to the applicant to keep their mailing address accurate and current.

Dedication of 264 Russell Street: Sunday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m.

We waited for winter to end and now we are ready to join the Wahidi family for a springtime celebration on Russell Street!

We hope you will join us at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 as we officially dedicate the home and ‘pass the hammer’ to Habitat homebuyer Abdullah. Anyone who worked on this home, donated funds, or would love to attend a joyous gathering is welcome. We hope to see you there!

Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof and Eversource for sponsoring the construction of 264 Russell Street. Additional thanks to the 600 volunteers who hammered, cut, measured, painted, laid flooring, hung doors, and so much more in the process of building this home. We love seeing individual volunteers, businesses, organizations, religious communities, clubs, families, and friends come together to build with us!

Kickoff at 35 Nelson Street- February 24 at 9:00 a.m.

we have been working to prepare this site for several weeks and are thrilled to have volunteers join us to start this project! 35 Nelson Street is the future home of Habitat homebuyers Christ and Stephanie and their two children.

Join us for a kick off event on February 24 at 9:00 a.m. as we celebrate the beginning of homebuilding on this property. 35 Nelson Street is the first Habitat home being built in Morris Cove so that adds even more excitement to an already joyous ceremony. Christ is also a proud veteran of the U. S. Army and is the third veteran to partner with us in owning a Habitat home. We thank him and his family for their service.

Looking to be the first to build on this home? Signups are open now for individual and group volunteers through March and additional dates will be added in the next few weeks. Log into VolunteerUp or email Allison Mangles for more info. April and May group volunteer dates are filling quickly so be sure to reach out soon if you would like to volunteer this spring. We look forward to seeing you on Nelson Street!

Grant Money Available Through Your Votes!

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build is participating in the ION Bank Foundation Community Rewards Program!

This program gives away up to $100,000 to local non-profit organizations, with each Ion Bank customer eligible to vote for their favorite non-profit organization.

Every Ion Bank customer can vote to help Sleeping Giant Build earn funds toward their next sponsorship of a Habitat home.

March Madness Stuffed Bread Fundraiser with Sleeping Giant Build!

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build is holding a March Madness fundraiser in partnership with Venice Bakery! Order one, two, three, or more of Venice Bakery’s delicious stuffed breads and the team will have them ready for you to pickup at Spring Glen Church in Hamden on March 25 between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.

Ordering is going on now and ends March 17, so don’t delay, place your order today!

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will support the rehab and construction of the Habitat home at 257 Russell Street in New Haven.

2022 Annual Appeal Featuring the Bailey Family

Our 2022 Appeal is here and we are thrilled to share the Bailey Family’s journey to homeownership with you! The Bailey’s closed on their Habitat home in December of 2021 and almost one year later they sat down with us to share how their lives have changed. We hope you will make a donation this holiday season so that we can continue to partner with families like the Bailey’s to own their own Habitat homes.


Gala of the Stars: November 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the Gala of the Stars event hosted by community build Raise the Roof! Dinner, dancing, and a fantastic evening to support the construction of a Habitat home will take place on Friday, November 4 at The WoodWinds in Branford. Meet and vote for your favorite community stars prior to the event or vote on November 4. We hope to see you there!

Ground Breaking at 257 and 264 Russell Street: October 23 at 1 p.m.

Join the Ortiz and Wahidi Families as we break ground at 257 and 264 Russell Street in New Haven! The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at 257 Russell Street, the future home of Natale Ortiz and her three children, and then we will celebrate with Abdullah Wahidi, his wife, and their four sons who will be purchasing 264 Russell Street. All are welcome to attend. Thanks to community build Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring 257 Russell Street and community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring 264 Russell Street. We look forward to seeing you on October 23!

Head of the Housatonic Regatta: October 8

Community build Sleeping Giant Build will once again be raising funds for their next Habitat home at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton on Saturday, October 8. Volunteers will be needed for three hours shifts between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is a great outdoor activity for individual volunteers and for groups. Signups are open now in VolunteerUpContact Arnie Cary for more info.

Homebuying Program Pre-Applications Available September 12-23

Online orientation and pre-applications for our homebuying program will be available from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 23. This is the only time this year that we will be accepting pre-applications so please mark your calendars! The link to the orientation, which includes the pre-application, will be emailed on September 12. Pre-applications will then be available to print on your own or you may request to pick one up at the Habitat office or have one mailed to you. Please review the information about the homebuying program on our website so that you are prepared to view the orientation and complete your pre-application.