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.

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.