Our History

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993 to make safe, decent affordable home ownership available to working families. Our 19th and 20th houses are under construction in Valatie.

Partnering with families, community volunteers and area businesses and organizations, Habitat helps transform lives. Together, we build affordable and sustainable houses that become the foundation of our homeowners’ paths to strong, stable and independent lives and futures for themselves and their children.

To generate revenue for building projects as well as encourage re-use and recycling, Habitat also operates ReStore, located adjacent to our office on Route 66, just north of 9H in Hudson, NY.

We appreciate your support of our vision and work.


Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s Vision

A community where safe, affordable housing is available to everyone.

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s Mission

We transform lives of working families by building safe, sustainable and affordable homes, working in partnership with qualified families, community volunteers, local organizations and area businesses.

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s Values
  • We believe that safe, decent, and affordable housing is a basic human right.
  • We believe that collaborative work is central to our mission and honors the worth and dignity of all.
  • We believe that diversity is integral to our organization and seek to include all people and efforts who share our vision.
  • We believe that humanity is demonstrated through action and partnership with people of all faiths and beliefs.
Click here to read our 2013 Annual Report
Habitat for Humanity International


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.

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity International (HFH) and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Click here to visit Habitat for Humanity International website.