History and Mission

Oneida County Habitat for Humanity – who we are and what we do.

Oneida County Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of the international non-profit Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity International (HFH), working to eliminate poverty housing all over the world.

Formed on July 10, 1990, Oneida County Habitat for Humanity works within the geographic boundaries of Oneida County, New York. OCHFH has built or rehabbed over 22 houses, housing 66 people to date.

Through home-ownership, Oneida County Habitat for Humanity helps to develop and transform communities by building affordable and sustainable homes in partnership with lower-income families.


OCHFH builds and rehabilitates energy efficient, safe, simple, decent, and affordable homes through the use of volunteer labor.  We partner with families in the building of their homes and train families to be successful homeowners.

We repair and revitalize existing homes with the A Brush with Kindness program; through the use of volunteer labor and existing homeowners in need of assistance to maintain their homes.

In 2012 OCHFH launched Habitat for Heroes, a veteran’s initiative to address the needs of those heroes with handicap accessible modifications and home repairs.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

We believe that every man, woman and child deserves a safe, decent place in which to live. By providing home-ownership opportunities in partnership with lower-income households, Habitat is making safe, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Together, we are breaking the cycle of poverty and building foundations for a stronger future.

Habitat for Humanity Core Values

  • Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
  • Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.
  • Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive.
  • With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
  • Bold actions speak louder than words.
  • Working together, side by side, promotes understanding and self-reliance.


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