A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg partners with area families, local government, businesses, faith groups, schools, associations and individual volunteers and donors to build and renovate affordable homes for sale to qualifying families.
An ecumenical group of individuals formed this local affiliate in 1985. We started our first home in 1986 and, since then, our affiliate has built and renovated over 200 houses in our local community!
Who We Serve
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg serves Virginia families with low and moderate incomes in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, plus the counties of Charles City, James City, New Kent and York.
All Are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 5,000,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 29 million people worldwide.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephen Abbitt, President
Abbitt Realty & Abbitt Management
Keith D. Vander Vennet, President-Elect
Tammy Gelles, Treasurer
Langley Federal Credit Union
Alan T. Dawkin, Secretary
Lions Bridge Financial Advisors
Lindsey Carney Smith, Of Counsel
Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein
Bobby Norris, Jr., Immediate Past President
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Wolftrap Properties of Yorktown
Newport News Shipbuilding
Retired, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Walmart/Home At Last Living
Seletia (CeCe) Hamiel
David L. Hancock
Morgan James Publishing
Bain & Company
Melissa C. Kennedy
Newport News Shipbuilding
Curtis Lassiter, Jr.
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Liz Moore & Associates
Marcia S. “Cia” Price
VA House of Delegates
Sherry L. Thacker
Old Point National Bank
Charlene Kruger Yackanich
The Advisory Council is comprised of leaders in the community who also have a commitment to Habitat for Humanity. The combination of understanding and community credibility allows the Advisory Council to serve as valuable consultants and advisors to the affiliate. The Advisory Council communicates the mission and goals to the general public and provides responses and insight to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg.
Robert T. Criner,
Immediate Past Chair
C. Mike Petters
Joe Witt, Chair