About Us

Habitat for Humanity Capital District builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


25 years of experience in the community have proven: Good housing is the foundation for a better future, and impacts education, health, environment, and the stabilization of our communities.


Habitat for Humanity makes the dream of homeownership a reality for hardworking, lower-income families across the Capital District. We partner with families who otherwise would never have the chance to own their own home. Together, we are breaking the cycle of poverty and building foundations for a stronger future.


We have an opportunity in front of us, the chance to restore our inner cities and secure the future for hardworking, lower-income families who make up the backbone of our society. Habitat has never been better positioned to bring about real, lasting positive change in our community.


We are at a turning point. We’ve peered around the corner and this is what we see: communities where maintenance workers and doctors live alongside one another, where families of different backgrounds get together at the neighborhood park, where children have safe places to learn and play, where a person’s zip code doesn’t determine their life expectancy, where everyone has access to vital services, and where our downtowns are once again vibrant centers of activity.  


Our History

We are your local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving Albany, Rensselaer and southern Saratoga County. Learn about the history of Habitat for Humanity worldwide and in the Capital District.    

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Our Vision, Mission & Guiding Principles

Learn about why we build.    

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How It Works

Read about how the Habitat model works and our proven success record.    

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Our Team

Meet our amazing staff and Board of Directors.    

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See if we are currently looking to expand our team.

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Non-proselytizing policy

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance to the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.