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 Hopatcong
Sussex County Habitat will be renovating a 2 bedroom house in Hopatcong, New Jersey and is now accepting applications for this home.
There is a MANDATORY Home Application Orientation Session which will be held at the First Baptist Church, 4 E. Main Street (corner of Route 23 North & Route 284) Sussex, New Jersey 07461 on Saturday, August 27, 2016 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 full details on the 2016 Family Selection Criteria to see if your family meets the size & income requirements for a 2 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 $85,000 & $100,000. 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 2016 Family Selection Application.
The fully completed application, along with photocopies of all supporting documentation including the application fee, must be received by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 497, Branchville, NJ 07826 on or before 5 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016.
This is the “before” picture. You can be part of the “after” picture. Volunteers are needed to help us turn this house into a 2 bedroom home for a deserving family. Please contact us for details.
Family Promise Home Repair Ministry
We're once again helping with repairs at Family Promise in Newton. Most of this work stemmed from several instances of broken water pipes or other leaks caused by the incredibly cold weather we had this past winter.
The kitchen floor is warped & is swollen & needs to be taken up & replaced. The paint, plaster & wallpaper all need to be removed & the walls & ceiling in several rooms have to be prepped for painting. The front masonry steps also need repair. The basement windows have to be caulked & sealed & the rear door & basement exterior door need to be rehung in order to eliminate the drafts which allowed the pipes to freeze.
Family Promise now has new flooring and tile in the kitchen, laundry room & kitchen closet. Several broken window panes have been replaced & the holes around the basement windows and basement door have been repaired. Please check back for updates & photos of this work in progress.
Branchville Home Repair Ministry Update
Our most recent Home Repair Ministry project is right here in Branchville. The Construction Crew upgraded the electrical system & built a small addition with a first floor bathroom & laundry area. These improvements will allow the sisters who live in the house, which was built many years ago by their grandfather, to continue to live safely in their family home.
The ReStore is closed. Thank you to everyone who supported us in Branchville for the past 7 years.