Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together
to build homes, communities and hope.
Our mission principles
Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
Focus on shelter.
Advocate for affordable housing.
Promote dignity and hope.
Support sustainable and transformative development
We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
How We Work
We work with government agencies, businesses, sponsors and volunteers to offer hard-working Long Islanders “a hand up, not a hand out” - helping families reach financial stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership and financial education.
Families We Partner With
Habitat Long Island partners with families of low to moderate income, with stable employment and acceptable credit history . Participants are chosen based on their need, ability to pay, and willingness to fulfill the “sweat equity” requirements for Habitat’s homeownership program.
Why Homeownership is Key
Affordable homeownership is the key to building a foundation that allows families, neighborhoods and entire communities to thrive. We know the effect is more than a roof and four walls. Success in school and at work, better financial security, and improved health are what Habitat families experience when they finally have a safe and affordable place to call home.
Four Star Charity
Habitat Long Island is proud to be recognized as a four star charity by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.
Habitat Long Island receives a rating of Exceptional, meaning we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our Cause. We are proud to announce that Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk has earned Charity Navigator's 2nd consecutive 4-star rating.
"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 21% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.." -Charity Navigator
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health - organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Using a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, Charity Navigator issues an overall rating that combines the charity's performance in both areas. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use its support today, and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.