Mission Habitat for Humanity - New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
Habitat-NYC has built more than 220 homes in the five boroughs of New York City.
Every year, thousands of volunteers build with Habitat-NYC.
Habitat-NYC builds in partnership with the City of New York, corporations, foundations, faith groups and individuals, who help fund our homes and work side-by-side with families to build them. Habitat-NYC is a "hand up, not a handout." Families contribute at least 300 "sweat-equity" hours per adult and assume an affordable mortgage.
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The thing I look forward to most about my Habitat home — I’m going to have a closet in my room. I never had a closet. —Gabriella, 11
Most New Yorkers don’t think twice about their closets. But to 11-year-old Gabriella, who currently shares a bedroom with her mother in a small, cramped apartment, even such a small amenity will make a big difference in her life. In her new Habitat-NYC home in the South Bronx, Gabriella will have her very own room . . . and her very own closet! Now that they will have more space, Gabriella’s mother has promised her a dog. In her drawing, she imagines herself walking in the snow with her mother and her new dog outside their warm, safe, energy-efficient Habitat-NYC home.
Wishing you a happy holiday season and a new year full of joy The board, staff and families of Habitat for Humanity - New York City