Where we build
We prioritize our construction efforts within focus neighborhoods, which helps stabilize entire communities through responsible homeownership. Habitat is committed to inclusive community development. We believe that responsible homeownership plays a vital role in protecting neighborhoods from displacement, increasing resident autonomy and control, and encourages responsible urban growth. Within our service area, we have identified several focus neighborhoods where we currently prioritize our efforts.
Sheridan Hollow, Albany
The Sheridan Hollow neighborhood is adjacent to Albany’s downtown district and is just a short walk from the New York State Capitol, the Empire State Plaza, and Albany City Hall. To date, Habitat has built or rehabilitated 28 homes in Sheridan Hollow. We have seven homes in pre-development.
South End, Albany
Albany’s South End is an historic neighborhood with a diverse population and many notable community assets. The neighborhood is home to the Capital District's first Habitat home and, to date, we have built or rehabilitated 34 homes in the South End with four more homes currently under construction. We have two rehabs under pre-development.
North Central, Troy
Troy’s North Central neighborhood was once a thriving industrial hub of shirt collar factories, bell refineries, and manufacturers of iron and steel that attracted families from around the country. We have built and sold 12 homes, including five rehabs and seven new construction. The Phoenix House is in this neighborhood.
Past focus neighborhoods include North Albany, where we built 18 homes from 2003 to 2007, and South Troy, where we built 13 homes from 2012 to 2015, and one home currently under construction in the same neighborhood. We’ve also built in Albany’s Arbor Hill, Delaware Ave and Park South neighborhoods; the Town of Guilderland; the City of Cohoes; Troy’s Eastside and The Hill neighborhoods; and the Village of Castleton.