We serve communities that have been excluded from the homeownership market by centuries of unjust, racist housing laws and financing mechanisms. More than 80% of Habitat Homeowners are single, female, heads of household, and more than 95% of our Preservation clients identify as BIPOC. We support our families in becoming successful homeowners through financial and homeownership training and as an ongoing resource after they move into their homes.
We are a non-profit developer and housing justice organization that builds a more equitable New York by creating, preserving, and advocating for, opportunities for families and communities to build equity through affordable homeownership. Using the tools of non-profit developers, community land trusts, limited-equity co-ops, and rental-to-ownership conversions, we are creating an infrastructure for equity with benefits that span generations and increase the wealth, health, and education of our communities.
With the support of thousands of volunteers each year, we’re working to address centuries of unjust, racist, housing laws and financing mechanisms that prevented communities of color from entering the homeownership market and shaped the geography of the wealth, health, and education inequality we see today.
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