POSTPONED: Home-Buyers Orientation Session

Our home-buyers orientation session originally scheduled for April 1 has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made with the health and safety of all applicants, staff members, and volunteers in mind. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.

ION Bank Community Awards Program: Vote for Community Build Sleeping Giant Build

Our community build Sleeping Giant Build is participating in ION Bank’s Community Awards Program! The Community Awards Program gives each Ion Bank customer the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000. Enrolled non-profits will receive a donation of $25 from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote for their organization. Funds raised for Sleeping Giant Build will go toward the construction of their 12th home.

It’s simple – vote for Sleeping Giant Build in one click! Voting will take place from February 1 through March 31, 2020. You must be an Ion Bank customer to vote. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one organization. Thank you for your support!

Cars for Homes: Another Great Season!

We just received our Cars for Homes donations from the last quarter and we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has donated their car, truck, or other motor vehicle to Cars for Homes. If you are looking to easily donate your vehicle and see the proceeds used to build Habitat homes in New Haven then Cars for Homes is the program for you. Visit the Cars for Homes website to learn how you can donate your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity.

Dedication of 39 Elliott Street, New Haven

A full day of celebrations continues on February 9 at 12:45 p.m. with our dedication ceremony for 39 Elliott Street! Homeowners Laye and Fatoumata, along with their family and friends, welcome you to join them in their new home.
Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home and providing build site volunteers.This is the 16th Habitat home the community build has sponsored in New Haven.

Ground Breaking for 2 Button Street, New Haven

We will be breaking ground on the future home of the Hernandez family at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9. Please join us along with sponsoring community build Raise the Roof as we start this new construction project. Homeowners Rosalie, Armando, and their family are very excited to begin work on their new home.

7th Annual Chili Bowl

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is holding their 7th Annual Chili Bowl on Saturday, February 1 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Amity Teen Center, 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge. Delicious chilis, fun raffles and auctions, life music, billiards, and a kids corner will round out a fantastic evening. Purchase tickets online to save time at the door!

There are a limited number of chef spots available. If you make a great chili and want to be part of the competition please email for more information.

Dedication of 62 and 66 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven

Join the Lopez-Sandoval and Taylor families along with other Habitat supporters and house sponsors Yale New Haven Hospital and the medical staff to celebrate the completion of these homes. The dedication ceremony will take place on Tuesday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Dedication of 631 Ferry Street, New Haven

Celebrate the completion of 631 Ferry Street with Habitat homeowner Keyanna, her friends and family, and other Habitat supporters. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26.
Special thanks to community build Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring this home, providing volunteers, and helping with the ceremony. We hope to see you there!
Homeowner Keyanna is pictured below at her closing this past December. She is looking forward to welcoming everyone to her new home.

Visit Community Build Sleeping Giant Build at the Mitzvah Mall: December 15

Community build Sleeping Giant Build will participate in the Mitvah Mall at Congregation Mishkan Israel on Sunday, December 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Mitvah Mall allows children and adults to make a gift to a local non-profit organization in honor of a friend or relative and receive a card for the honoree. This is a fantastic way to show support for Habitat for Humanity while checking names off of your shopping list! We hope to see you there.

Dinner at Panera to Support Community Build Raise the Roof: November 30

On Saturday, November 30, 4–8 pm, take a break from holiday cooking and shopping and let Panera Bread Guilford (1919 Boston Post Road in the Guilford Commons) feed you, your relatives and friends…and help build homes. Panera will give 20% back to community build Raise the Roof. A beautiful reason to give thanks! Please share this flyer with the cashier when you order so that proceeds will be donated to Raise the Roof.