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Habitat for Humanity International and 84 U.S. Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott.

Habitat Suffolk will use funds to address affordable housing shortage on Long Island MIDDLE ISLAND, NY (March 22, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, along with Habitat forHumanity International, and 83 other U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received $436million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This transformational donation will substantially…

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Habitat for Humanity needs your help

On May 5, supervisor Ed Romaine, councilman Dan Panico and councilman Kevin LaValle were on hand at the Brookhaven Landfill’s Residential Drop Off to launch the Habitat for Humanity Donation Program. Habitat for Humanity of Long Island has partnered with the town to collect new or slightly used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets and building materials from Brookhaven residents. 

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Habitat for Humanity of LI making plans to spend $3.75M donation from MacKenzie Scott

Officials with Habitat for Humanity of Long Island said they plan to use a $3.75 million donation from the ex-wife of Amazon’s founder to continue expanding programs to further the nonprofit’s mission to build homes for the underserved.

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Habitat For Humanity Merges Long Island Offices

Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County CEO Lee Silberman keeps the same title in the reworked organization.

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A second life for kitchen cabinets, appliances

On Long Island, recyclers can also tap Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk's ReStore in Ronkonkoma, one of the group's nonprofit sites that resells a wide range of donated used furniture, building supplies and entire kitchens. Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity's partnership with local families to repair and build affordable homes.

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Habitat for Humanity eyes more local projects with Cutchogue possibly up next

Southold Supervisor Scott Russell plans to reach out to Suffolk County to request the transfer of a Cutchogue property for a donation to Habitat for Humanity, as per a resolution approved by the Town Board on Tuesday. 

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Merger creates expanded Habitat for Humanity on Long Island

A merger of Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Nassau and Suffolk counties has created an expanded organization focused on adding affordable housing in the region. 

The combined organization is now the ninth largest affiliate by population in the national 1,100-affiliate Habitat network.

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