Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1996, is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve homes. Studies demonstrate that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.
Every person deserves a decent, safe place to live. Together, with our supportive community, Ulster Habitat helps families build homes, ensuring a brighter future that has been demonstrated to be multi-generational.
2021 marks the completion of 20 local homes for 20 local families. Habitat partner families are good neighbors and exhibit pride in ownership. Each new Habitat house contributes to the tax base of Ulster County, and to the long-term stability of the family and the community. We anticipate building 3 homes a year going forward.
Our ReStore opened in 2013, and generates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in support of our housing mission, as well as supporting reuse, recycling, and affordable re-homed goods for our neighbors.
Mission + History
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Ulster Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
We also support Habitat for Humanity International as they pursue the same goals worldwide – building, renovating, and repairing more than 1 million decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 5 million people worldwide.
- Founded: 1996
- Employment: 10+ employees, plus use of local contractors
- Houses Complete (YE2021): 20
- Houses/Year (Current goal): 3
- Active Volunteers: 200+
- ReStore opening: 2013
- ReStore Annual Visitors: ~30000
- ReStore Annual Items Sold: 85000
- Annual Donors: ~2000