Seeking to put God’s love into action, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
in Hunterdon and Somerset counties
has a decent place to live, and a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The Habitat Program
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity builds permanent affordable housing for low-income families by mobilizing a cooperative volunteer effort. RVHFH and community volunteers find the site, raise the funds, and select a family for each new home. The selected family works side-by-side with RVHFH and community volunteers on the construction of their new home.
The family purchases the home upon completion with the help of a low interest, no down payment mortgage provided by Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity. Mortgage payments are recycled to fund the construction of more houses. To ensure the continued availability of affordable housing in the community, the deeds to the properties are restricted.
Who We Serve
RVHFH works exclusively with low- and moderate-income families, those who earn 30-50% of area median income. In addition to meeting these income guidelines, families must show that they:
- have a need for better housing
- are willing to contribute their own labor towards the construction of their home
- are legal residents
- have a steady income
Families are selected for home ownership via a non-discriminatory process.
Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.