Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County Appoints Scott Vanderhoef Executive Director

 

Spring Valley, NY – February 15, 2021 – Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County, an independently operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, has named Scott Vanderhoef Executive Director. Vanderhoef succeeds Keith Albert, who is retiring after five years in the role of Executive Director where his many accomplishments included leading efforts to build several houses, and helping other families stay in their homes through the Brush with Kindness program.

 

A lifelong resident of Rockland County, Vanderhoef served as County Executive for Rockland County for 20 years. In this position, he was elected five times as Chief Administrative Officer for a government of approximately 2,900 employees and a budget of $750 million with 42 departments providing need services to a population of 310,000. Nearly 2,400 units of affordable housing were built during his administration. A lawyer by trade, Vanderhoef brings vast community experience to the organization. He has a long history of previous roles with nonprofits such as Founder of Leadership Rockland, Chairman of United Way, and President of the Rockland Historical Society, to name a few.

 

“I look forward to working together to realize the goals and aspirations of Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County,” said Scott Vanderhoef, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for growth and success.”

 

The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Rockland County, in partnership with thousands of local volunteers, is to build and renovate homes for qualified low-income families of all races, religions and creeds. Additionally, financial education is offered so families can live and grow in a stable environment.  To date, Habitat of Rockland has built eight homes for low-income families in the community, with a ninth due to be completed this spring. 

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