The 2018 Habitat House Party was a smashing success! Nearly 400 supporters joined us to celebrate the innovative steps and meaningful results of the last year and in looking ahead to new and exciting projects currently underway. We raised more than $650,000: funds which are instrumental in helping us achieve our goal to serve 2,021 families by 2021.

CNBC correspondent and Emmy Award-winning journalist Contessa Brewer and Habitat NYC CEO, Karen Haycox, engaged in a candid conversation about the unique challenges of the New York City housing crisis and Habitat NYC’s innovative solutions.

Latrice Walker, Assemblywoman for the State’s 55th district, presented New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Visnauskas with an honorary award in celebration of the eight-year partnership between Habitat NYC and the State.

Paul Mason, Habitat NYC’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, presented the 2018 Habby Awards, honoring the contributions of Habitat NYC’s most dedicated volunteers. Voncille and Ahmai Chaney, Habitat Homeowners in Queens, shared their heartwarming story about how being homeowners for the past five years has transformed their lives. Voncille has fulfilled a dream of empowering young girls by publishing her first children’s book, and Ahmai has risen to the top of his class in school.

Our exciting live auction featured opportunities to join volunteers in preservation and construction projects. Attendees bid on a Global Village trip to the Dominican Republic to help rebuild homes for families in need, volunteer slots to participate in the Women Build Blitz, symbolically sponsored the roofs, windows, and walls of future Habitat NYC homes, and donated in support of our Home Preservation Program.

Thank you to all our sponsors and guests who helped make the night so special.


Honoring the Cuomo Administration

Habitat NYC was proud to honor the Cuomo Administration at our House Party on October 16th in recognition and celebration of our extraordinary partnership. Because of the dedication of the Cuomo Administration, we are able to offer affordable mortgages for hard-working families, and access critical financing that allows us to build and preserve safe, decent and affordable homes.

Pictured: RuthAnne Visnauskas, Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal

Celebrating Habitat NYC

Contessa Brewer, CNBC Correspondent and Emmy Award Winning Journalist, in conversation with Karen Haycox, Habitat NYC Chief Executive Officer.

Read Contessa’s bio

Read Karen’s bio

Habitat House Party Host Committee

  • Vimla Black Gupta
  • Denise Courter
  • Kelly Johnson
  • Kimone Johnson
  • Blair Lichter

  • Anthony Montalto
  • Chad Murray
  • Erika Parkins
  • Patricia Quan
  • Ariel Silverstein

Thank you to our 2018 Habitat House Party sponsors