Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity homes located at Van Vranken Avenue and Salina Street in Schenectady sat vacant for several months because of outstanding tax liens the group was unaware of when it began construction. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Habitat faces new hurdle in Schenectady

With tax-lien problem resolved, agency losing executive director BY KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The final tax lien delaying the sale of two Northside Habitat for Humanity homes has been resolved, according to Habitat for Humanity of…



Jose Gonzalez, his wife Maricely Torres, and their daughter Kayshalee Gonzalez, 8 years old, speak to the media before getting the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady on November 22, 2014. Photo by Patrick Dodson/Gazette photographer

Family gets new home, just in time for the holidays

By NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Jose Gonzalez and Maricely Torres have some holiday decorating to do. The two were handed the keys to their first home — built by Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County — during a…


Habitat for Humanity volunteer Virginia Newton takes a rare break from painting at 2106 Van Vranken Ave. in Schenectady. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Habitat works to include women in construction

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Habitat for Humanity homes are designed to empower the people who buy them, but on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady, builders benefit, too. The site is part of the Women Build initiative by…