Habitat for Humanity Toolkit

Nationwide, Habitat for Humanity affiliates are increasingly rehabilitating existing and historic housing stock. The National Trust's resources can help jump start your organization's next rehab on an older or historic building.

  • Traditionally, Habitat has built new homes using standardized plans. In recent years, more and more affiliates have begun rehabilitating existing housing stock.
  • Habitat for Humanity International has developed a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative that will equip affiliates to provide expanded services, including repair, rehabilitation, and weatherization.
  • Habitat ReStores are local retail outlets that sell new and lightly used fixtures, accessories, appliances and building materials at discount prices.

Read more about how historic preservation can help your Habitat for Humanity affiliate achieve its mission.

For more tools and resources, visit the rest of Preservation Leadership Forum or check out our publications from Preservation Books.

Habitat Case Studies

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Additional Resources

From One Affiliate to Another: Why Do Preservation?

Learn how Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is balancing rehab work and new builds to revitalize its community, preserve Newburgh's history, and put families in decent, affordable housing.