Thirteenth Build Completed

  • Read about Raise the Roof’s thirteenth build from groundbreaking to dedication here.

  • On Sunday, June 4, 2017 Raise the Roof broke ground on our thirteenth Habitat house at 6 Saltonstall, New Haven. Pictured left to right: Linda Brody Srebnik, Jack Srebnik, Bryan Mierzejewski, Tim Carney, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven Executive Director Bill Casey, Deb Heinrich and Michael Maguire.

  • Please help us build this house! Rally your church group, a civic group, your neighborhood, a group of friends, a school group or your business colleagues! Many groups sign up for Saturdays but weekdays can be arranged. Groups of up to ten can be accommodated. There is availability during the week for individuals to register to build. Email us at

  • Thank you to members of the Andriole Group HighTower for building at 6 Saltonstall Avenue.

  • Thank you to the members of Temple Beth Tikvah for their September 9, 2017 build day. They worked alongside Abdou Tchagouni and Zakiya Gafo, the Habitat Partner family for this house.

  • Members of First Congregational Church of Guilford gathered to build on September 16, 2017.

  • On October 7, Guilford Savings Bank volunteers continued their tradition and commitment to building with us.

  • Thank you to the Valley Regional High School volunteers who built at 6 Saltonstall. Well done!

  • Dedication of 6 Saltonstall, Our Thirteenth Build

  • On December 2, 2017, Raise the Roof had the special honor of celebrating the dedication of the new home of Abdouh Tchagouni and Zakiya Gafo, and their children, Jalal, Sarah and Idris. Abdouh and Zakiya, with hard work and commitment, made a physical investment of themselves into building their Habitat house. The Raise the Roof community of volunteers and support were honored to partner with, work alongside, and accompany them on their journey to build and own a home. They have a Shoreline community of many forever friends who are happy and excited for them and will always wish them well in their home.

    Here are some links to video of special dedication moments: Abdouh Speaking; Presentation of the Quran by the Rev. Dr. Ginger Brasher-Cunningham; Abdou Chanting.