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Habitat for Humanity International and 84 U.S. Habitat affiliates receive transformational $436M gift from MacKenzie Scott.

Habitat Suffolk will use funds to address affordable housing shortage on Long Island MIDDLE ISLAND, NY (March 22, 2022) — Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, along with Habitat forHumanity International, and 83 other U.S. Habitat affiliate organizations, recently received $436million in unrestricted giving from American author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. This transformational donation will substantially…

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Families share ‘overwhelming joy’ at ribbon cutting for new affordable homes in Riverside

Two local families moved into brand new homes in Riverside this week, thanks to an affordable housing program — and their own hard work. Habitat for Humanity of Long Island — an independently-operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International — partnered with the Town of Southampton Housing Authority to build the two houses, which were unveiled at a ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday morning on Old Quogue Road in Riverside.

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‘Get involved more.’ Some high school students opt to volunteer during winter break.

Feb 23, 2023 - By: News 12 Staff

Instead of relaxing during winter break, St. Anthony's High School student Charles Rios and fellow high school seniors volunteered Thursday on a housing project with hope as its foundation.

They painted and cleaned a Habitat for Humanity house in Huntington Station. The teens said they're receiving as much as they're giving by donating their time and labor.

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Applicants sought for Habitat for Humanity homes in Riverside (Feb.17 – Riverhead News Review)

Volunteers from the nonprofit Habitat for Humanity joined Southampton Town officials and other community partners on Tuesday for a ceremonial wall-raising in Riverside, marking the fourth in a series of six affordable homes being built in the community through a public-private partnership. 

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Groundbreaking Signals New Chance For Family’s Forever Riverside Home Patch, Feb. 14

By: Lisa Finn

It was a forever valentine Monday to the family who will be chosen to fulfill their dream of a forever home on Long Island: Habitat for Humanity of Long Island, in partnership with Southampton Town, hosted a ceremonial wall-raising in Riverside.

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Walls are rising in Riverside, where family in search of affordable housing will build a future. Newsday, Feb. 14

Link to Newsday article, By: Jean-Paul Salamanca

Myrnissa Stone-Sumair stood in the foundation of a Riverside home Tuesday just before its first wall went up and reflected on the significance of the effort in an area where affordable housing can be hard to come by.

“It takes a whole lot to build a house,” the Habitat for Humanity of Long Island official said from inside the future 116 Vail Ave. “Today we’re here to raise a wall … it’s a symbol that some great work is about to start.”

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‘The House That Beer Built’: Habitat for Humanity partners with breweries to build affordable house on East End (News12)

The fundraiser known as "The House That Beer Built" has two goals - to help boost business at breweries and bars while also putting a roof over the head of a family in need.

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