Our History

Over the last 25 years, Niagara Habitat for Humanity has built or rehabilitated 30 homes. Our efforts have helped provide more than 100 people with a safe and affordable place to call home.

Our mission is to build and sustain affordable home ownership opportunities for families in Niagara County. Over the last 25 years, we have built or rehabilitated 29 homes and helped provide more than 100 people with a safe and affordable place to call home. As we look towards our next twenty-five years, we can look back with pride on the homes built and families served, and look ahead with anticipation at the work we can achieve together in the future.

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1993

Niagara Habitat for Humanity is formally established!

Run entirely by volunteers, Niagara Habitat completes it's first home!

1994

The Tabb family becomes the affiliate's first homeowners, moving into a brand new 3 bedroom home on 24th Street.

Early builds focused on Niagara Falls' East Side.

Late 90s

6 homes were built on 24th Street with others being built on Orleans Avenue and North Avenue.

2000

The affiliate breaks ground for the first time in North Tonawanda, building a three-bedroom home alongside the Miller family.

Habitat teams up with the Business and Professional Women of Niagara to build 'The House That Women Built', the first home in Niagara County built primarily by women.

2001

After helping to fundraise the " $40,000 needed for the project, more than 300 local women, volunteering under Construction manager Claudia Folsom, helped complete a new home on Niagara Falls 24th Street for a local single mother and her children.

Habitat begins to focus on Niagara Falls' Echota Neighborhood, a former Utopian community during the city's hayday, which had falen on hard times in the second half of the 20th century.

2006 - 2014

After helping to fundraise the $40,000 needed for the project, more than 300 local women, volunteering under Construction manager Claudia Folsom, helped complete a new home on Niagara Falls 24th Street for a local single mother and her children.

2018

After being entirely volunteer run for its first twenty-five years, Gina Beam is hired as our first full-time Executive Director.

2019

A record year, Niagara Habitat completes 3 homes on Niagara Falls' 60th Street, Orleans Avenue, and our 30th home on Linwood Avenue.

What’s Next for Niagara Habitat for Humanity?

612 61st Street Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to suspend all construction activities. As soon as we are able to do so safely, we will be breaking ground on our 30th home at 612 61st Street in Niagara Falls. We look forward to seeing all of our dedicated volunteers when we can safely begin building.

Want to Get Involved?

Niagara Habitat owes everything to the hard work of our amazing volunteers. We have roles for all skill levels and preferences, from construction to office help. One day can make a lifetime of difference for a family near you. Join us today!

Want to Know More? Contact Us!

Email Us!

info@niagarahabitat.org

Call Us!

716 - 265 - 9010

Visit Us!

1221 Main Street, Lower Niagara Falls, NY 14301