Unique Building Model
Habitat for Humanity is known throughout the world for its unique building model, in which volunteers work alongside the families who will own the completed homes. Habitat-NYC has adapted the model to work in New York City's complex urban building environment.
Habitat-NYC acquires land and buildings from the City of New York's Department of Housing Preservation and Development and other governmental agencies for a nominal fee. Professional architects design our buildings and professional contractors build the exterior shells to conform to the city's strict building code. Once the exterior is complete, volunteers and Habitat-NYC family partners build the interiors and complete the finish work.
Habitat-NYC has Completed Construction projects in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, with Current Construction ongoing and Future Construction projects planned throughout the city. We welcome your support to help us build decent, affordable homes. Please consider a donation of funds or materials.