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September 2016

Tour de Habitat 2016

September 17, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Druthers Brewing,
1053 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204 United States
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Saturday, September 17, 2016 Albany, NY Early registration extended! Sign up by September 7 for discounted rates   Habitat for Humanity Capital District brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Tour de Habitat brings together riders of all experiences and comfort levels to raise money to help local families build safe, affordable homes. Tour de Habitat is back for a bigger and better event this year. The event will have four rides followed by an after-party at Druthers. Friends, families, coworkers or individuals will come together and raise money to win prizes including the 2016 Tour de Habitat jersey. The proceeds of the event will help local families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.   100 mile ride starts at 7:30 am 50 mile ride starts at 9:00 am 25 mile ride starts at 10:30 am 10 mile ride starts at 11:00 am Registration Fees 100 Mile Ride - $100 50 Mile Ride - $75 25 Mile Ride - $50 10 Mile Ride - $25 Children 12 and under are free! Create a team and ride with your family or friends! Fundraising Prizes: Raise $250 and choose from a vintage Tour de Habitat jersey, gift cards, and other great prizes! Raise $500 and earn the exclusive…

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October 2016

World Habitat Day

October 3, 2016

World Habitat DayMonday, October 3More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.On Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, Habitat for Humanity joins with our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity asks everyone to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations. Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their…

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November 2016
Free

Ignite 2016

November 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Christ’s Church Albany (Elks Club),
25 S. Allen St.
Albany, NY 12208 United States
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Visit Habitat's booth at Ignite 2016! Ignite is an event that helps make it easy as possible to signup to serve and volunteer in Albany. Ignite will feature a thirty minute presentation about the need and opportunity for volunteering in our city. This motivational presentation will feature specially-made videos from local studio Mel eMedia, as well as keynote speech from City of Albany – Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Brian Cody, and Ric Orlando aimed at sparking the desire to get involved in Albany as a volunteer.   After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to visit booths from Albany non-profits at which they can sign-up to volunteer for great volunteer projects.   While attendees visit the different booths, they will be able to sample food from chef Ric Orlando. This time will also feature prominent Albany musicians and artists helping to create an environment that is both engaging and representative of the strength of our city.   From the event organizers: The Ignite event is just the beginning. Our hope is that attenders become advocates, helping their friends, family, and co-workers join them in volunteering and serving. In October, with the help of Thrivent Financial, we will launch a whole…

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ReStore Winter Hours

November 7, 2016
Habitat ReStore,
70 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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  The ReStore's Winter Hours go into effect November 7 Tuesday - Friday open 10am to 6pm Saturday open 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday & Monday

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December 2016

Orange Street Dedication

December 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday, December 1 11am to 1pm 222 Orange Street, Albany   Join us to for an open house to celebrate the completion of three new Habitat homes in Albany's Sheridan Hollow neighborhood! Celebrate the hard work and success of our newest Habitat homeowners – three refugee families who migrated from the Karen State of Burma in search of a home and better future for their children. These three homes are part of the second phase of our Sheridan Hollow Redevelopment Project, which builds on our investment of 14 new homes on Sheridan Avenue. Stop by between 11am and 1pm to tour the home, congratulate the new homeowners and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and holiday treats. Coffee, hot cocoa & cookies will be served.  

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Albany Affordable Housing Workshop

December 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Albany Public LIbrary,
166 Washington Ave
Albany, NY United States
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The City of Albany’s Housing Affordability Task Force is hosting a public forum to discuss the current status of housing affordability, ways to improve housing affordability and possible solutions to the affordability challenge in the City of Albany. Thursday, December 8 5:30 - 7:30 pm Albany Public Library, Washington Ave Branch Large Auditorium 166 Washington Ave, Albany Refreshments will be provided  

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Homebuyer Information Session

December 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
200 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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Are you interested in purchasing a home from Habitat for Humanity? Join us at an information session to learn more about our affordable homeownership program. Habitat partners with people to help them build a place they can call home. Homeowners work alongside volunteers to help build their own homes, which they then purchase with an affordable 30-year, 2% fixed-interest-rate mortgage. Space is limited. Advance registration required. Click here to register  

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ReStore Holiday Hours

December 24, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The Habitat ReStore will be closed: Saturday, December 24 Saturday, December 31

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Office Holiday Hours

December 26, 2016 - December 30, 2016

The Habitat office will be closed: Monday, December 26 Tuesday, December 27 Friday, December 30

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March 2017

Panera Bread Fundraising Night

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Panera Bread,
65 Wolf Rd.
Colonie, NY 12205 United States
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Panera Fundraiser Night Flyer pic

Enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends at Panera Bread and support Habitat for Humanity Capital District! Print the flyer below, or have an electronic version on your phone and present this upon placing your order. Panera Fundraiser Night Flyer All funds raised will go towards Habitat for Humanity Capital District to help us continue to build homes and hope in the Capital District. Your support is greatly appreciated!    

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