Habitat for Humanity - New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat-NYC builds in the five boroughs of New York City, building homes for ownership by families and individuals in need. Click here to learn more about our construction projects.
We build the homes with the "sweat equity" of our family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Professional contractors build the exterior shells to code, and the volunteers do the interior construction. Each year thousands of New Yorkers from faith institutions, corporations, schools and civic groups come to build with us and learn more about how to help solve New York's affordable housing crisis. Click here to learn more about volunteering. Click here to learn how to own a Habitat home.
In addition to building homes, Habitat-NYC is a leading advocate for affordable housing. Our goal is to ensure that every New Yorker has a decent, affordable home, by creating a social movement to end the housing crisis plaguing New York City and by calling on elected officials to make affordable housing a priority. Click here to read the Habitat-NYC 2013 Housing Covenant.