Your Local Habitat…
We are your local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving Albany, Rensselaer and southern Saratoga County.
Good housing equals healthier families, improved high school graduations rates and safer communities.
Families in safe, healthy homes have far fewer incidences of asthma, obesity and diabetes. 97% of children in Habitat homes graduate from high school, compared with the average 50% graduation rate from Albany High School. Homeownership stabilizes communities and helps make neighborhoods safer. Good housing is a catalyst for community engagement and investment. Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head. In good housing, families can provide stability for their children. A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows as their health, education and financial security improve.
In short, a safe and affordable home can make all the difference.
How it works:
- Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds alongside our homeowner partner families.
- Habitat is not a giveaway program. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with zero-interest mortgages.
- Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
When you invest in Habitat, you invest in the community. Now, more than ever, we are counting on your partnership to help transform entire neighborhoods and provide safe, affordable homes for those in need. Because our homes are built primarily with volunteer labor, every dollar you generously give becomes two dollars of actual construction. Make a donation today.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat. Volunteers help build homes and so much more. When you volunteer with Habitat, you become part of something bigger. You become part of the solution. Habitat volunteers hammer nails, raise walls and build staircases- but they also gain valuable skills, make new friends and form a community. Learn more about volunteering with Habitat.
Communities thrive when people care. Stay connected with Habitat and join the movement- one home, one family, one neighborhood at a time. By learning more about the housing challenges facing hardworking, lower-income families in our community, you can be a voice for change. Become informed, start a conversation and get involved! What will you build? Stay in the loop with Habitat news.