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Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) is a network of passionate New Yorkers, ages 21 to 40, who raise awareness, revenue and volunteers for Habitat NYC. Through events, volunteer days and fundraising efforts, HYP members build a better city through affordable homeownership for low- to moderate-income families.

Get in touch: hyp@habitatnyc.org

Become a HYP Member

Benefits of joining HYP include:

Access to networking events with other professionals from various industries

The opportunity to meet cool people who care about the same things you do

Invitations to special events

Early registration for HYP build days

The opportunity to leverage your skills to make a real difference in NY

Membership Cost Plans

Membership dues are waived for first year Campus Chapter or AmeriCorps alumni, and are tax-deductible.

$ 150
a year
or
$ 15
a month
or
$ 150
in fundraising
Ready to become a HYP member?

  • "Housing as a human right is a passion of mine, and as an AmeriCorps Alum, I have always been an advocate of holistic community development interventions. I truly enjoy the days when I can help construct or paint buildings with HYP members and other volunteers. There is such a positive energy and I get a sense of fulfillment from giving back to a city that I love."
    Stacia Frederick
    Senior Program Associate, BRAC USA

Meet the HYP Board

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Edwin Stone

HYP Board Chair

Edwin Stone

HYP Board Chair

Originally from: New York, NY

Years in NYC: +20

3 Emojis That Describe You:

Why’d You Join HYP?:  My first build for Habitat was during a service trip back in college, an experience that moved me to focus my career around engagements that combine skills in business with a commitment to service—from working with a community development program run by the New York City Mayor’s Office to consulting for a United Nations NGO. Being able to work with the organization that first inspired this passion was an opportunity I wouldn’t dream of passing up.

Andrew Bekkevold

HYP Board Vice-Chair

Jazmine Raveneau

HYP Membership & Outreach Committee Chair

Raquel Vazquez

HYP Services & Advocacy Committee Chair

Nick Ribovich

Services & Advocacy Committee Member

Chris Tomasetti

Services & Advocacy Committee Member

Kara Tullman

Services & Advocacy Committee Member

Mohammed Ali

Membership & Outreach Committee Member

Aaron Carrillo

Membership & Outreach Committee Member

Faith Logerstedt

Membership & Outreach Committee Member

Jake Velazquez

Membership & Outreach Committee Member

Support affordable housing in style.

Donate $25 by Monday, December 17th and receive a limited-edition NYC borough bandana!