About Middlesex Habitat

Who We Are
Middlesex Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are an independent, locally run, IRS 501(c) (3) organization, headquartered in Cromwell, CT and working throughout Middlesex County. We have built or rehabbed over 15 homes in Middlesex County and helped dozens of families and individuals since our organization was established in 1996.

(You can see a list of our staff and board members here.)

What We Do
We construct, rehabilitate, and preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families and individuals improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat provides homeowners with a hand up, not a hand out. Our homeowners agree to repay the cost of their home to Habitat via a no-interest, no-profit mortgage which is held by MHFH. We acquire land and houses to rehab through property donations, tax liens and very low-cost sales from both individuals and towns. With the dedication of many volunteers, we are providing an American Dream – home ownership – to families and individuals in our Middlesex County communities.

Serving Centerbrook, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Higganum, Ivoryton, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook

How We Do It

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat houses are sold at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments are used to build more houses.

We also operate a ReStore in Cromwell, CT. The ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells quality new and used furniture, appliances, home accessories, and building materials to the public at low cost. We are protecting the environment by keeping furniture and other items out of landfills and using the proceeds to build homes.

Why We Do It
We believe in a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.


About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower.


HFH is an equal housing organization. We follow HUD and Habitat for Humanity International guidelines in our family selection process, considering those with the greatest need first.