Our Annual Appeal Letter Featuring the Lopez-Sandoval Family!

Each year we ask one family to share their story in our annual appeal letter. This year, homeowner Patty and her children welcomed us to their home to share how being a part of Habitat has changed their lives in the past year, and how it is helping them to prepare for the future. We hope you will read the appeal letter and make a donation in support of other families just like Patty’s. Thank you as always for your generosity!

 

ReStore Holiday Schedule

The holidays are quickly approaching! In order to give our ReStore staff the opportunity to spend time with their families, we will be operating on the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 25: Closing at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 26: Closed

Thursday, December 24: Closed

Friday, December 25: Closed

Thursday, December 31: Closed

Friday, January 1: Closed

Our office and construction sites will be closed November 26 and 27, as well as December 24- January 1.

Happy holidays from all of us at Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven!

“Paint the Night Away” Event to Benefit Community Build Sleeping Giant Build: November 14

Community build Sleeping Giant Build will be holding their last “Paint the Night Away” event on Saturday, November 14! This event’s them is “Gorgeous Grapes” and you can see from the sample picture that these grapes are all about the wine! Tickets to the event, which include paints and a canvas, are $40. A $25 gift card to Viron Rondo Osteria will also be sent to participants, while supplies last. There are 40 gift cards available so register early to receive yours. Questions about the event may be emailed to info@sleepinggiantbuild.org. To purchase tickets, please visit bit.ly/SGBpaint.

Pre-Applications for Habitat’s Homebuying Program Available October 1-15

***Requests for pre-applications have now closed. We will open up for pre-applications again in 2021.***

We are excited to announce that Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is now accepting pre-applications for our homebuying program! Anyone 18 years of age and older who would like to own a home is welcome to apply. We strongly encourage you to carefully review the information in the presentation below so that you understand the requirements of the homebuying program. Questions about program requirements can be emailed to Allison Mangles at amangles@habitatgnh.org. We cannot help you to complete the pre-application but we can answer questions about the program.

84 Clifton Street, New Haven

Community Build Raise the Roof’s 6th Annual Gala of the Stars: November 13

We are excited to announce that community build Raise the Roof’s 2020 stars ⭐️ have aligned and they’re ready to dance! Raise the Roof is honored to introduce the stellar group who will dance in our sixth annual Gala of Stars: Dancing for the Cause. Meet them here.
Watch for more information coming soon about how to reserve your FREE spot in the virtual audience and join the fun on November 13. We will see you there!

Labor Day Weekend Update

Our construction sites will be inactive on Saturday, September 5 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Volunteer opportunities will resume at the build sites on Wednesday, September 9.

The ReStore will operate with normal business hours and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 6.

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 7.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven Awarded 4-Star Charity Rating for Third Year

We are thrilled to announce that Charity Navigator has awarded Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven a 4-star rating for the third year in a row. This is the highest rating that can be earned and only 25% of organizations reviewed receive this rating for three consecutive years. According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, the rating indicates, “that Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” We appreciate the hard work from our Board of Directors who helped to make this designation possible and we will continue to be accountable and transparent in our work in the years ahead. You are welcome to make a donation in honor of the organization’s achievement.

Independence Day Closures

In honor of Independence Day, our office will be closed on Friday, July 3. Our construction sites and the New Haven County ReStore will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Our normal operations will resume the following week. All of us here at Habitat wish you a safe and healthy Independence Day holiday.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities Available at the Build Site Beginning June 18!

Our staff has been planning and implementing new health and safety procedures on our build sites and we are ready to welcome back individual volunteers! Individual volunteer opportunities are now available on Thursdays and Friday beginning on June 18. As we move forward we may be able to open up more opportunities, but want to begin by slowly welcoming volunteers to return. We will be continuing to work on our new construction projects located at 2 Button Street and 91 Lamberton Street in New Haven. We expect both of these homes to be completed this summer.

Before registering for volunteer day in VolunteerUp, please review these new health and safety procedures so that you are prepared for the work that will be taking place on the build site: Welcome Back, Construction Volunteers!

If you have any questions about the new procedures or signing up to volunteer, please contact Allison Mangles at amangles@habitatgnh.org or (203) 785-0794 ext. 100.

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.