Constructing quality housing is essential to preserving New York City’s communities.
Take a closer look at the many locations where Habitat NYC has made an impact.
Sydney House, a joint venture with the Almat Group, will provide 56 hard-working New York City families the chance to become first-time homeowners in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx. This cooperative development will include 26 one-bedroom, 23 two-bedroom, and seven three-bedroom apartments as well as ample community space for residents. Sydney House will be the largest multi-family development built by a Habitat for Humanity affiliate to date. Building amenities will include parking for vehicles and bicycles, laundry facilities, multiple green roofs, and a community area.
Located in Ocean-Hill/Brownsville in Brooklyn, Dean Street will be a four-story, multi-family condo building, comprising 15 two-bedroom apartments. Among the building’s many amenities are a landscaped rear yard and on-site laundry facilities. Dean Street is also a certified Enterprise Green Communities building, meaning residents will benefit from lowered utility costs and a more sustainable environment.
Habitat NYC has acquired a vast portfolio of dilapidated single-family homes from the New York City Housing Authority. Habitat NYC gut-renovates, or in some cases completely tears down these homes, creating well-built homes out of what were once eyesores.
The homes are scattered across Queens, but are concentrated in the Southeastern section of the borough.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013, Habitat NYC sprang into action, launching our Critical Home Repair program to help low- to moderate-income homeowners repair their homes. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012, taking the lives of 53 New Yorkers, crippling the city and affecting countless New Yorkers. With the help of thousands of volunteers, we mucked out 61 homes in the immediate aftermath and in the proceeding four years, we have performed substantial repairs on 65 homes across Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
Looking to apply to purchase a home or to take on a project as a subcontractor? Follow these links.