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 has renovated a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in Hardwick, New Jersey & the Family Selection process is now open.
The price is $147,000 and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity will hold a 30 year no interest mortgage. There will be a 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 New Jersey’s COAH guidelines.
Potential applicants are asked to drive by this beautiful but remote property located at 65 Millbrook Stillwater Road, Hardwick Township, Warren County, New Jersey. There is no cell phone reception & internet service is only available via satellite.
There will be a MANDATORY Home Application Orientation Session at First Baptist Church of Sussex, 4 East Main Street at the corner of Routes 23 & 284, Sussex, NJ 07461 (please use the ramp entrance) on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10 AM – 12 PM. If necessary, a snow date will be posted here on our website by 8 AM that morning.
At the Orientation Session we'll explain how Habitat works, tell you about the house & we’ll go over the Family Selection Criteria, the Application & the documentation requirements. We will answer any questions you might have at the meeting.
The fully completed application, along with photocopies of all supporting documentation and the application fee, must be received by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity at PO Box 497, Branchville, NJ 07826 on or before 5 PM on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.
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.