About Habitat

Oneida County Habitat for Humanity

Measuring success not by the number of homes we build, but the number of lives we change




Build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

People in your community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

How it works:

  • Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds alongside our homeowner partner families.
  • Habitat is not a giveaway program. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with zero-interest mortgages.
  • Homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.


When you invest in Habitat, you invest in the community. Now, more than ever, we are counting on your partnership to help transform entire neighborhoods and provide safe, affordable homes for those in need. Because our homes are built primarily with volunteer labor, every dollar you generously give becomes two dollars of actual construction. Make a donation today.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat. Volunteers help build homes and so much more. When you volunteer with Habitat, you become part of something bigger. You become part of the solution. Habitat volunteers hammer nails, raise walls and build staircases- but they also gain valuable skills, make new friends and form a community. Learn more about volunteering with Habitat.


Communities thrive when people care. Stay connected with Habitat and join the movement- one home, one family, one neighborhood at a time. By learning more about the housing challenges facing hardworking, lower-income families in our community, you can be a voice for change. Become informed, start a conversation and get involved! What will you build? Stay in the loop with Habitat news.



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