In 2020, Habitat for Humanity New York City and Westchester County expanded our mission beyond the boundaries of the five boroughs to provide a hand-up to families across Westchester County. We are humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve this thriving, diverse and unique county and are so grateful for the support of all who join us on this journey.
New York City and Westchester are intrinsically linked – by communities, by commuter rail lines, and unfortunately, by a worsening housing crisis that pushes families farther and farther afield to find an affordable place to live.
In early 2021, we undertook a virtual Listening Tour to gather input from housing professionals and families across Westchester, as well as learn about existing housing challenges, and ultimately how we can best position ourselves to help low- to moderate-income residents achieve the strength and stability that a safe, affordable home offers them. Our success will be rooted in the hearts and minds of New Yorkers of all backgrounds and experiences coming together to build and preserve homes for hard-working families.
We are thrilled to work to re-establish Habitat’s foundation in Westchester County.
families are housing cost burdened
families live in substandard housing
families are severely overcrowded
Habitat NYC and Westchester has partnered with thousands of our neighbors in the five boroughs of New York City, bringing together volunteers to build homes and revitalize community spaces through our traditional model. But we also develop creative, innovative solutions in response to our City’s housing crisis – solutions like our Housing Preservation Program, our federally-certified CDFI, the Habitat NYC Community Fund and the Interboro CLT, the first city-wide CLT. We will bring this creativity, passion and adaptability to our work in Westchester.
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Your gift to Habitat NYC and Westchester will allow us to grow and support the expansion of our mission into Westchester County. A recurring gift will allow us to begin building in the county as soon as possible.
Donating your car, truck, boat or even your airplane to Habitat NYC and Westchester is a great way to support our work. It’s fast and easy to do, and you may qualify for a tax deduction.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are retail concepts that accept donations of gently used furniture, appliances, home décor and more and sell them to the public at up to 80% off retail value. Every dollar raised directly supports our mission to build and preserve housing.
Our small but mighty Woodside, Queens-based ReStore has been the top-selling store in the nation in terms of dollars per square foot for the past three years. We are excited to be in the planning stages for our next ReStore, which will be located in Westchester County. The location is yet to be determined.
In the meanwhile, we are scheduling donation pick-ups for areas across Westchester county now! Interested in donating your good quality home furnishings? Email email@example.com with a photo of the item and an associate will get back to you.
We are working to announce some Westchester county-based donation drop-off locations for ReStore materials soon. Stay tuned!