An estimated 3 billion people will be living without access to adequate shelter by 2030. To change that will take courage, innovation, and a community of people willing to do things differently. We know you’re as passionate about helping others find home as we are. Join us in the journey to ending homelessness for good.
Every penny of your donation goes to building a home for a family in need. That's a promise.
We're pioneering solutions to end global homelessness, so we can all build better, faster, and stronger.
To make sure we get it right, we ask for feedback from the families before we build. We build with local partners, local resources, and local labor.
Watch our short film, “Where Dreams Begin,” to understand one mom’s journey.
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“My latest clients were thrilled with the home sponsorship on their behalf and I’m certain New Story will be a topic of discussion when we get together with friends. It’s so easy to open your site on my mobile and show clients/friends in a social setting. Thanks again to your team for the great email to my clients and the letter from Brett. The Ocuituco Data Report is well done too and is probably very effective for my hyper-educated, data-crazed clients.”
Sotheby’s International Realty agent in Palm Beach Florida
“New Story is an impressive innovative non-profit organization. It puts 100% of donations towards transforming unlivable places into communities of safe sustainable homes for about $8,000 thousand dollars per home. As real estate professionals, we have a keen understanding of how a home improves a family’s quality of life and we believe in New Story’s mission that a home provides the foundation needed for success.”
Sotheby’s International Realty CEO
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Living without a safe roof and clean floors leads to runoff water flowing through the floors and often leads to the spread of dangerous illnesses to infants and others. When we build, each home and community is designed to provide these basic needs which means parents no longer have to worry about even simple things, like their children playing on the floors of their home. Read more
Having a door and windows with locks means that children and parents can sleep at night knowing they’re safe from what’s outside. In the communities we build, the new homes typically replace houses made from scrap metals or found resources that create unstable, temporary dwellings. Homes built by your donations provide personal security to safeguard belongings and valuables and prevent external violence. Read more
For children growing up in poverty, unsafe home conditions make it very difficult to study and get proper sleep to focus in school. Every donation to homebuilding helps provide children with a proper place to focus and learn, as well as a cozy space to recharge at night. This means a brighter future for children in the communities we build. Read more
A safe home gives parents the chance pursue opportunities to earn more money and start businesses. Instead of wondering where rent will come from or spending time trying to build their own homes, families can focus on thriving. We have seen many families begin businesses from their homes which provide not only more income for their family to meet everyday needs, but also inspires the next generation. Read more
Our community and home layouts are designed with the input of the families who will reside there. This way we know that each family receives the gift of a home, while the community as a whole also has the foundation to grow stronger and thrive. Read more
This six-person family lives in a small, makeshift shack that’s one half living space and one-half space to raise animals. The husband and wife both work long, hot days in farming to support their four children — all under the age of 8. Despite their evident work ethic, they don’t have the foundation to escape the cycle of poverty. While you can barely call their house a home, what stood out the most when we met them was the joy and palpable connection this family had. They grinned and held each other while we took a photo of them standing on the dirt floors of their home, where they’ll only have to live a few months longer. They’re most looking forward to having space to keep their children safe — a foundation to thrive.
Nuevo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
At age 14, Alejandra is already is determined to become a lawyer. She has an ever-growing collection of academic awards, certificates, and class honors, all carefully hung in her home, contrasting with the worn tarp and rusted metal of their walls. Without reliable electricity and computer access, Alejandra cannot complete her homework assignments. In her new safe home, she’ll have access to ongoing electricity and a community computer lab, where she can learn better, faster.
As a father who has raised two children in a home not suited for the tropical storms and earthquakes his community experiences, Mario sees his new house through the lens of the protection and peace he can now provide for his family. He has continuously made it clear to us that he never expected such a life-shifting opportunity like this to come his way, so every small step towards completion strengthens his hope. Towards the end of 2019, Mario was able to step through the front door of his soon-to-be home and watch his children run throughout a space that will make stability tangible.
El Espino, El Salvador
Freddie Hernandez is a 13-year-old only-child living in a makeshift home with his parents in El Espino, El Salvador. Like any loving parents, Freddie’s mom and dad have higher hopes for him than he could imagine. Amid the daily trials of rainfall and mosquito infestation, Freddie brings joy and hope to his parents through his guitar. Freddie was gifted a guitar by his school just over a year ago, and he has been practicing ever since. His discipline directed towards this newfound passion affirmed his parents’ belief in their son’s incredible potential for the arts. We had the honor of hearing Freddie play music he taught himself, and couldn’t help but dream of the possibilities he could achieve when he can move into his new, safe home, which is currently under construction.
Ahuachapán 2, El Salvador
In August of 2019, 55 families moved into Ahuachapán 2, including the Lima family. The Limas were six months pregnant when they were able to move into their new, safe home. As the Limas witnessed the building of their new home and community, they knew a promising future was being constructed for their baby boy to enter into. On November 1, 2019, the Limas welcomed their new baby boy into their stable home, making Jeffrey the first child born into the thriving community of Ahuachapán 2. While unsafe shelter would have stripped Jeffrey’s opportunity to flourish in his education, health, and dreams, the sustainable community of Ahuachapán 2 will provide him with the environment that only empowers him to grow into his potential.