Who We Are
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. was established in 1993 by a small group of people concerned with the need for decent, affordable housing in Sussex County, NJ. We are a non-profit Christian organization and affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our ministry was founded on the belief that safe and decent shelter from the elements is a basic human need.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is 100% volunteer and partners with people in need, regardless of race or religion.
We use donated labor and materials from the community, homeowners' sweat equity, and corporate gifts-in-kind to make safe and affordable housing a reality. We don't make a profit on our work and we hold interest free mortgages on our new homes as a way of turning faith into action according to Christ's teachings of love. We improve the communities we work in by gathering and welcoming volunteers, homeowners, and supporters from all backgrounds.
Everyone is welcome. We need your help and support.
Family Selection Now Open In Hardwick
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is renovating a 3 bedroom house in Hardwick, Warren County, New Jersey and we are now accepting applications for this home.
There is a MANDATORY Home Application Orientation Session at our office on Saturday April 19th from 10 AM – 12 PM. At this Orientation Session we will explain how Habitat works and the concept of sweat equity, we’ll review the application form and tell you about the house we’re refurbishing. You’ll be able to ask any questions you might have at this meeting. Click here for directions to the office.
Click here for full details on the Family Selection Criteria to see if your family meets the size & income requirements for a 3 bedroom home. Please ensure that you review and understand all requirements prior to submitting your application. Your application fee cannot be refunded.
The house is estimated to sell for between $140,000 and $160,000. There will be 30 year deed restriction that allows for modest equity upon resale, but mandates that the house only be sold to qualifying low and moderate income families in accordance with the State’s COAH guidelines.
Click here to download the Family Selection Application.
The fully completed application, along with photocopies of all supporting documentation and the application fee, must be received by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity on or before Sunday, May 4th, 2014.
Hopatcong Home Repair
Esther DiGiovanni from Hopatcong takes care of her brother who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. Esther submitted a Home Repair Ministry application for a ramp to be built from the back of her house so that she can safely get her brother down and around to the driveway. Our Construction Crew recently completed this project, click here to see the pictures.
Pick-Up Help Needed
We're looking for a few individual volunteers or a school group who would be available on Saturday mornings to help with picking up furniture & appliance donations for our ReStore. We pick-up on the average of once or twice a month. Please call the office and ask for Wade Abbott or leave a message and he will get back to you, or you can always send us an e-mail.
Shop & Donate Pre-approved Items
Meets the first Monday of the month at 7 PM at the office