New address!

April 26, 2017 | Leave a reply

As of May 1, 2017 the Habitat administrative office will be located at 207 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. We are thrilled to move to the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood and look forward to continuing to serve alongside our partners in the community. Our main phone number is still (518) 462-2993. The Habitat ReStore is still located at 70 & 80 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12205 and their phone number is (518) 275-6638.

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Women Build Week Lowe’s Clinic

February 14, 2017 | Leave a reply

Get ready for Women Build Week 2016!! 2 free Lowe’s volunteer clinics led by trained staff at Lowe’s on April 18th and April 25th from 5:00-7:00 790 Loudon Rd, Latham We will be learning about safety on the construction site, as well as how to operate different power tools.  These are both very important skills and can give you a leg-up when volunteering with Habitat. If you are volunteering during Women Build Week, are interested in volunteering, or you just want to learn some useful skills, please join us! All are welcome! If you would like more information, please email Katherine at Sign up with the form below:

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I am blessed: a homebuyer’s reflection

September 7, 2016 | Leave a reply

I AM BLESSED. Last evening, I mowed my lawn and then went inside and I vacuumed my new floor, in my new living room of my new house. I looked out the window at the river. It looked like glass. The sunset reflected into it casting a pink and purple glow in the sky.  I never thought I’d be so happy. Really. I thought this would never happen. I am blessed. About a year ago, as I filled out the Habitat application, I remember literally praying as I filled out every question. Ultimately, the decision was made and I was selected. Initially, I had gotten a voicemail. It was Erin Glock. She said in her sweet voice, “Hi Mandy, It’s Erin, I need you to call me because Habitat met and discussed your situation and I have some really exciting news for you.”  I felt like an actress, waiting for her big break and this was finally it. I was hiding in a closet at work. As I listened to the voicemail again and then again to be sure I heard this right, I began to cry. This was it. It’s happening. They chose my family. I thought, I am […]

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Fulfilling needs within my community

July 5, 2016 | Leave a reply

After retiring from the New York State Environmental Conservation Department in 2010, Pete Nye found that he had a lot more downtime in his schedule.  Looking to keep busy, Pete knew that he wanted to give back to his community in some way.   But how?  Having previously volunteered on a couple of Habitat for Humanity Capital District build sites before his retirement, Pete knew the exact organization that would enable him to give back—Habitat for Humanity Capital District.  Having now been volunteering at Habitat’s ReStore since 2010, Pete lends his time to the store once a week doing a variety of different tasks.  He can be found unloading the donations trucks, pricing items, or moving merchandise out onto the warehouse floor.  Yet Pete’s contribution doesn’t stop there.  He also frequently involves himself with different Habitat charities, including Tour de Habitat and the Habitat Golf Tournaments.  With everything that Pete takes part in at Habitat, he loves knowing that he is making a difference in some way.    “I enjoy knowing that I am working with a great cause to help humanity,” Pete says.  “I really enjoy working with all of the great people, whether they are Habitat staff members or […]

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Less worries, more joy

May 26, 2016 | Leave a reply

After living in a refugee camp on the Myanmar-Thailand border for over 15 years, Steah Htoo made her way to the United States in 2009, settling down in the Albany area.  After staying in a small, unsafe apartment for about a year, Steah found out about Habitat for Humanity Capital District from some of her fellow Burma refugees.  Desperately wanting better living conditions, Steah decided to apply to the Habitat program online in 2010, hoping for a fresh start and some stability in her life.  After waiting patiently to hear some news for well-over a year, Steah finally heard one day exactly what she had been waiting for—Steah and her family would become proud new residents of a Habitat home on Delaware Street.      “I was very excited,” Steah says, reflecting on how she felt upon finding out the news.  Steah and her family were very enthusiastic about the entire Habitat process.  When it came time for the construction of her home, everyone jumped on board, with all of Steah’s friends and family pitching in to help.  With a total of 350 sweat equity hours needing to be completed, Steah’s friends tackled 100 of those hours, while Steah and her […]

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