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 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 current Home Repair Ministry is right here in Branchville. The Construction Crew is upgrading the electrical system & building a small addition with a first floor bathroom & laundry area. The shell of the addition is up & watertight & the rough plumbing has been installed. The crew is now working on sheetrock & will begin tiling the bathroom after July 4th. 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. We're hoping to complete this project by the end of this month.
ReStore Temporarily Closed
The ReStore is temporarily closed. Thank you to everyone who supported us in Branchville for the past 7 years. The details on our new location & when the ReStore will re-open will be posted here on our website. Please check back for updates.
Hardwick House Dedication
The Dedication of our recently completed Hardwick whole-house renovation project was held on Sunday, April 26th. Our partner family is expected to settle into their new home later this month. Thanks to all who joined us for this celebration of our dedicated volunteers and the family. Photos follow: