Habitat Makes Top Ten List

September 23, 2015 | Leave a reply

Habitat for Humanity Capital District has been ranked as one of the top home builders in the Capital District by the Albany Business Review. The list is ranked by home building revenue, and we are listed at number 10! In 2014, our homes generated $946,000 in revenue. The average price of our homes for 2014 was $118,250. We completed eight single family homes, which was more than two other builders on the list and started ten more. We were also the only nonprofit organization on the list! It is a great accomplishment to make this list. Out of the companies ranked, we had the lowest average cost for a home, but we still made the list by revenue. That’s incredible! It certainly shows that we can make affordable homes and still be a prominent builder in the local community. Our homes helped return $1.2 million to the property tax base in 2014. Not only are we a nonprofit agency ranked along with construction businesses, but we also continue to make affordable homes for families who need it and contribute to the growth of the local economy.  We are excited about this news and thank all our construction team, staff, partners and supporters for continuing […]

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Did you hear us on the radio this week?

September 18, 2015 | Leave a reply

Our Executive Director Christine and Tour de Habitat Organizer George DePiro from Druthers Brewing Company were on WAMC’s The Roundtable on Tuesday, September 15. Christine and George talked about our upcoming event where bikers will race in four different route options and raise money to transform communities. After the races, Druthers will be hosting an epic post-ride after-party for our riders with great food and free beer! Christine also shared updates on our construction projects. You can listen to the recording on WAMC’s website.  For more information on Tour de Habitat and to register, visit the event page!

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2 Community Events Habitat Helped at this Weekend

September 16, 2015 | Leave a reply

Not only is it Habitat for Humanity Capital District’s mission to build affordable and sustainable homes, but we also help bring people together and transform communities. This past weekend, Habitat helped our neighborhoods at the Sheridan Hollow Block Party and a clean-up and walk through or Lark Street. On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the 12th Annual Sheridan Hollow Block Party was hosted by the New Jerusalem Home of the Saved Church. The block party helped enrich the community by making available resources on financial management, health planning and screening, youth services, employment readiness, Christian materials, fire and crime prevention and literacy. Children also received school supplies and there were demos, clowns, crafts, games and prizes! We sponsored and tabled at the event. We had a brief cameo on the news video by Time Warner Cable News. Habitat led a neighborhood clean-up and walk-through on Lark Street with the Albany Police Department, Albany County Land Bank, YouthBuild and representatives from Department of General Services, Planning, the City of Albany’s Mayor’s Office and Code Enforcement on Sunday, September 13.  We continue to invest in the stretch of Lark Street between Washington & Clinton Avenues, and it’s vital that we help make the street […]

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Happy Labor Day

September 3, 2015 | Leave a reply

The Habitat ReStore will be CLOSED Friday 9/4 for a store inventory & re-organization day. The store will also be closed Saturday 9/5 and Monday 9/7 in observance of Labor Day. We’ll see you on Tuesday for more great deals! The construction site will also be closed on Saturday 9/5.

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Welcome AmeriCorps National Service Member!

September 1, 2015 | Leave a reply

A big welcome to our new AmeriCorps National Service Member Joe Morvillo!    Joe will be serving as a crew leader at our Sheridan Hollow build site over the next 10 months, so say hello if you see him! Read Joe’s bio here.   HfHCD is proud to have hosted AmeriCorps National, AmeriCorps Vista and AmeriCorps NCCC service members at our office and our construction sites. AmeriCorps is an initiative of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Grants are awarded annually based on applications from a variety of nonprofit community organizations. Dollars awarded by CNCS are matched 1-to-1 by local private dollars. Members receive a modest living stipend. Habitat’s experience has been that AmeriCorps members are goal-oriented and deeply committed to community service.   We’re also welcoming a new crew of AmeriCorps NCCC members to our team this week! Stay tuned to learn more about them in an upcoming blog post.

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