a pathway to change
"On a macro level, Habitat has literally changed the footprint of the city of Newburgh. On a micro level, it is allowing a family to put their footprint in the City of Newburgh and grow."
learn more about our history, impact & vision
take a free one-hour bus tour
On this tour you will hear moving homeowner stories, view the house-by-house transformation of a community, and witness our extraordinary volunteers in action!
This April marks two significant 50th anniversaries—the assassination of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (which is also known as the Fair Housing Act). To honor Dr. King’s legacy and to have a platform for continued deep conversations about the affordable housing crisis and obstacles to fair housing faced across our nation, Habitat International is spotlighting the role our work plays in creating Dr. King’s vision of a Beloved Community.
Martha Hasbrouck walks in the Habitat Newburgh Walk for Housing each year simply because of the great opportunity to help the community.
Martha was encouraged by a friend, Kathy, to participate in one of the first Walks for Housing, and she immediately got on board. “It was simple, and I thought to myself, why not?” she said. “It’s for a good cause.”
Habitat for Humanity’s mission statement reads, “Seeking to put God’s love into action, we build houses, community and hope.” Lately, I’ve added “joy” to the list. We speak of God, the liberator and lover of all. And, like Martin King, we welcome people of all faiths and quests, as together we seek to build the portion of the beloved community to which we are called in our own time and place.