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Housatonic Habitat For Humanity

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.  We seek to eliminate poverty housing from the greater Danbury area and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. 

Our Mission: We mobilize volunteers to build homes, sell them at cost with interest-free mortgages to qualified low-income working families who contribute sweat equity.  We mentor recipient families in responsible home ownership skills and foster stable neighborhoods.

Our Vision: We seek to address the need for affordable home ownership in Western Connecticut and to make decent shelter a community priority.

Our parent organization, Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 1976 by Millard & Linda Fuller. Habitat for Humanity has built over 400,000 houses around the world, providing safe, decent, affordable shelter for more than 2 million people in over 90 countries.  A Habitat home is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.
 

Latest News & Events

August 7: Lobster Dinner -- order by August 4th!

July 25 & 26: Housatonic
Habitat will have a booth (#46) this Friday and Saturday at the New Milford Village Fair on the New Milford Town Green.  Friday: 10-10.  Sat: 10-10.  Our goal:  Meet the residents of our next hometown:  New Milford where we will be building a stick-built single-family home in 2014.2015. (Shemin Nurseries is the initial partial home sponsor.) We are along the restaurant side of the green. 

Our thanks to The Cookhouse Restaurant, our registration sponsor, to 3 National Charity League chapters and office staff who made over 3,000 give aways for the event.  Lots of glue and Popsicle sticks! And, to Jay Iyer, who managed the entire event.  Thanks to:  Ernie Lehman, Family Selection Chair and Homeowners Doris Espinal and Nichole Reid and Tomeca Harris who are volunteering their time to talk to families.


Stop by ... join in ... spread the word.  See you at the Fair...Fran

Online Volunteer Signup --
now you can sign up for volunteer opportunities by using our new  volunteer signup feature!

Update from the SPC -- The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) recently completed its analysis of the 10 question survey.  Click here to review the Committee's findings (pdf).  Stay tuned for more from the SPC as the Discover Phase will be completed with the assistance of Habitat International Affiliate Consultantancy visit in November.

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