Habitat for Humanity - New York City

About Us

Habitat for Humanity NYC Vision

Habitat for Humanity NYC’s vision is a city - and a world - where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Habitat for Humanity NYC Mission

Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building quality, affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity NYC Values

  • Housing for All: We believe that safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right.

  • Dignified Partnerships: We believe that collaborations are central to fulfilling our mission and show that we respect and value  the worth and dignity of all.

  • Strength in Diversity: We believe that diversity is integral to our organization and seek the inclusion of all people and efforts aligned with our vision.

  • Humanity in Action: We believe that humanity is demonstrated through action and partner with people of all faiths and beliefs because our Christian foundation honors a spirit of justice and compassion for all. 

Our History

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.

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.

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. 

With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat NYC has served more than 465 families in the five boroughs of New York City through home construction & repairs. Habitat NYC's first project in New York City began with President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter's visit and build in the Lower East Side.

 

Habitat for Humanity International Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Habitat for Humanity International Mission

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

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Homeownership Information Sessions

Learn more about our homeownership program by attending one of our information sessions!

For more information about upcoming sessions, email homeownership@habitatnyc.org or call (646) 779-8846.

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