News in Cortland NY

Habitat for Humanity Comes to the East End Community Center

Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins & Cortland Counties (TC HFH) has opened up an office in the East End Community Center at 46 Elm Street in Cortland. It will serve as a base for our informational and recruitment activities. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we are a non-profit ecumenical housing ministry dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing and homelessness worldwide. We count on volunteers and donations to build and rehab modest homes in partnership with families in need.

Founded in 1987, TC HFH has built or rehabbed ten houses in our two counties. In Cortland, we completed a new 3-bedroom house in 2007 for a family of five and are finishing up a rehab for extended family. This spring, we are planning to break ground for a new, environmentally “green”, energy efficient house on the corner of Tompkins and Delaware Streets in Cortland. We are currently looking for a family for that house.

In the TC HFH office, you will find Phil Allmendinger, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and local resident of Dryden, Phil will be recruiting local volunteers to help up grow our organization so that we may build more houses in each county. We need people who would like to work on family selection and support, development/fund raising/PR, and construction and volunteer supervision and site selection.

If you want to learn more about TC HFH or want to volunteer or make a donation, please call Phil at (607) 220-3947, visit or make an appointment to visit Phil when he’s at the TC HFH office at the East End Community center, 46 Elm Street in Cortland.