Events & News

Habitat/Cities RISE Community Clean-Up

Make your community even more amazing! This event is an opportunity to make a real impact on local neighborhoods by participating in construction or non-construction clean-up activity throughout the city.

2022 FALL EVENT – September 23 & 24, 2022 in South Elmira

To make this event possible, the City of Elmira and Chemung County Habitat for Humanity are partnering with Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement (Cities RISE), a neighborhood revitalization program launched by the NYS Attorney General’s Office to help rebuild NY communities

Women Build (coming in Spring 2023)

Since 2010, our Women Build program has offered hands-on learning and training opportunities to help hundreds of female volunteers transform our community and make a lasting difference in the lives of our Habitat homeowners.

Women Build is a special kind of girls’ day out where women empower themselves and one another by learning new skills while working on Habitat homes. It’s all about women helping other women and families build strength, stability and independence through safe, affordable housing. There’s no experience necessary to participate.

You’ll work under the guidance of skilled supervisors and seasoned construction volunteers, and also alongside other female volunteers and our future Habitat homeowners. Bring your friends or family with you or come on your own and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly. We’re focused on empowerment, education and fun. Come ready to learn, leave with a smile and a tool belt full of new skills.