Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families


111 John StreetSuite 770New York, NY 10038 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester transforms lives and our city by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of decent, affordable housing for everyone. Values Habitat for Humanity NYC and Westchester believes in: The importance of faith Diversity and inclusiveness, a respectful partnership between those who give and those who receive with mutual obligations, the volunteer spirit, home ownership, excellence in home construction, the volunteer experience, and the City of New York and Westchester. We express our love for our city through building homes and stating loudly and clearly that all New Yorkers should have a decent, affordable home.


Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester is the largest builder of Habitat homes in the Northeast. We have built more than 380 homes in New York City, and more than 5,000 volunteers build with us each year. Habitat for Humanity's first project in New York City began in 1984 with Jimmy Carter's visit to the Lower East Side. We now build in the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.


Would you recommend Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester?
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by Ashley Z. from Brooklyn, NY (January 6, 2016)
I have not volunteered with Habitat for Humanity NEW YORK CITY but i have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on Long Island in High school. Before I was 16, I would help deliver lunches to the working people, because we weren't allowed on the site> My Junior and Senior year I was able to finally work on the builds. IT was a really incredible opportunity. I am currently in college right now and my friends and I are looking for volunteer opportunities in the city because we are interested in bringing more volunteer work to our school which is lacking (Pratt Institute) This would be an amazing organization to introduce to our peers interested in service.
by Albert Brian P. (December 26, 2014)
Interested in volunteering as a photographer for your organization. I have experience taking photographs for a relief effort during the days that followed after hurricane Sandy. I have volunteered my time as a New York auxiliary police officer and served within the command of Midtown south. I am very interested in being able to expand my portfolio to include work such like yours. I believe I am a perfect candidate for your position. Thank you for your time and I do hope to hear from you soon.
by Frank H. from New York, NY (Administrator for this Organization) (October 29, 2013)
I volunteered at their 9/11 Day of Service and the staff was great. They taught me to build and also spoke with our group about affordable housing issues in NYC.

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