What is Habitat?

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

Habitat has built more than 150,000 houses around the world, providing more than 750,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. In the Hartford area alone, Habitat for Humanity has built over 75 homes. 

What does UHa's Habitat chapter do?

The University of Hartford Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter is very active in the Hartford community. UHa Habitat works with the Hartford Habitat for Humanity Affiliate to put on building days in conjunction with local groups. To participate in building days or other campus events, visit our Events page.

UHa's Habitat chapter is also participating in the Relay for Life in October to raise funds for cancer research. If you'd like to participate or donate, please visit our Relay page.

UHa Habitat is in the process of raising funds to sponsor our own house in the Hartford area. If you would like to help by giving a financial donation to UHa Habiat, visit our Raise the Roof page.

Who can join?

Any University of Hartford student, faculty member and staff member is eligible to help with UHa Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to volunteer, visit our Contact Us page, or come to one of our events listed on our Events page.  We hold member meetings every other Tuesday at 10:00pm in Konover Great Room.  Check out the Home page to see when our next meeting will be.

How can I help? 

You can help by GETTING INVOLVED! Come to a campus event, help out at a build day, or if you are a parent or staff member, give financially so UHa Habitat can continue to make a difference in the Hartford community. 

Awards Received by UHa Habitat for Humanity

2004-2005 SGA Club of the Year
2003-2004 SGA Club of the Year
2002-2003 SGA Philanthropy Award
October 2001 Student Campus Chapter Award
2000-2001 Division of Student Affairs, Best Program Award
UHa Habitat is also the proud recipient of the 2001-2005 SGA 
Community Service Award for service in the Hartford community
Alternative Spring Breaks Participated in by UHa Habitat for Humanity
2000 ~ Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2001 ~ Tarboro, North Carolina
2002 ~ Franklin, West Virginia
2003 ~ Albany, Georgia
2004 ~ Charleston, South Carolina
2005 ~ Birmingham, Alabama
2006 ~ Tallahassee, Florida
2007 ~ Slidell, Louisiana
2008 ~ Johns Island, South Carolina
2009 ~ Valdosta, Georgia