Habitat Young Professionals 

We network. we build. we advocate.

We’ve all been impacted by the high cost of housing in Austin – that’s why we’re here to get hands-on by bringing together you, your peers and your third-cousin-removed-Rebecca to make Austin more affordable.

Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals is a group of like-minded professionals who make an impact on housing affordability in Austin by networking, advocating and building affordable homes in the community.

We believe that by taking actions to create a more affordable Austin, we can give all members of our community an opportunity to build the lives they deserve.

Why we do it

Housing prices in Austin continue to rise, making it harder for low-income families to buy or rent. Austin Habitat offers them the opportunity to buy an affordable home, helping keep Austin the diverse and vibrant city that we love. HYP is committed to this goal and to the professional development of Austin's leaders. HYP helps its members develop and improve their leadership skills through a variety of social, service, and educational opportunities. It's also a great opportunity for those interested in being on a nonprofit board and advancing their careers.

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  • free admission to select HYP member appreciation events
  • leadership opportunities
  • solid network of socially responsible professionals
  • tangible impact on the Austin community


2018 HYP Board

Ted Sniderman, Chair
Bryce Billing, Secretary

Communications Committee

Katie Doucet
Lindsay Smith

Advocacy Committee

Abra Palmer
Megan Kempf

Events Committee

Josh Berger
Andrew Gerding
Stephanie Browne
Crystal Turnbull
Christine Meier

Membership Committee

Sean Bell
Kyle Hoskins
Andrew Gerding

Sponsorship Committee

Adam Garrett

Volunteer Committee

Arianne Sclerandi





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