Each year, AmeriCorps members work with us to transform lives and communities here in New York City. Through hands-on training at a construction site or in an office setting, they help us build and repair affordable housing, beautify public spaces and advocate for NYC. Often, they serve as leaders on build sites or in our office.
Benefits of serving with Habitat NYC
Meet Charisse and Hannah, the AmeriCorps members working in our Homeownership Services department – they work with our Habitat Homeowners throughout the home purchase process to make sure that their experience is positive and smooth. “The thing I love the most about what I do is my team. Our department is small but we have such a variety of personalities and duties. We all work together really well! They make it easy to come to work every day,” says Hannah. “I really enjoy working in the Pre-Purchase sub department,” says Charisse. “We offer credit counseling to clients who have applied to the Habitat NYC Home Ownership program and have been declined due to poor credit. It still gives clients that hope that one day they could purchase a home with Habitat.”