about Us

Building Stronger Communities
ONE HOME AT A TIME

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury builds affordable homes for low to moderate income individuals and families in our eleven town service area.

Our Funding

We are primarily funded by individual donations and annual donations from the following organizations.

Mustard Seed Foundation
https://msfdn.org/

TD Bank Foundation
https://www.td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/

Individual Donations via the United Way of Greater Waterbury Payroll Campaign Designations
https://www.unitedwaygw.org/

Waterbury Arts Magnet School Habitat Club
https://www.waterbury.k12.ct.us/3/Home

CT Junior Republic
https://www.ctjuniorrepublic.org/page.cfm?p=545

Our Supporters

We are currently partnering with the following organizations in developing housing projects and providing supportive services to our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Do you provide emergency construction services?

No, we are powered by volunteers and cannot predict when will have volunteers available to complete the project.

How do I apply to become a Habitat homeowner?

Our application process opens when we are in the pre-development process for a home build or renovation. We will announce on our website when applications open, or you can sign up for an email notification.

Do you provide renovation services for homeowners?

No, we are powered by volunteers and cannot predict when will have volunteers available to complete the project.

What financial controls do you have in place?

We have a 3-tier system of financial controls. Our bookkeeping is performed by our contracted bookkeeper who reconciles our bank account monthly, our annual 990 is completed by a separate CPA and bill pay is completed by a Board Member who is a member of the Executive Team with checks over $5,000 requiring dual authorization.

Do you provide rental assistance?

No, we do not manage any rental assistance programs. For rental assistance, contact New Opportunities of Greater Waterbury or Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Waterbury.

Are Habitat homes free to the homeowner?

No, homeowners qualified and selected for the homeownership process pay a zero interest mortgage, must complete hundreds of hours of sweat equity during the build while completing numerous financial education courses.

How do I know that my monetary donation will have an impact?

Our organization has annual overhead costs of less than $2K per month. We can always use help covering our basic overhead like State licenses and insurance. However, your donation can specifically be targeted to a home development project, tool purchase fund or support community projects like the Burton Street Community Garden. You are free to select how the funds are used.