What it means
Building safe, decent housing for low income, working families is at the core of the Habitat for Humanity mission. At its inception in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International developed the concept of “partnership housing.” The concept centered on those in need of adequate shelter working side by side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. This concept is summarized by the phrase “a hand-up, not a hand-out”.
Through the work of Habitat, millions have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all. Since 1976, Habitat has helped over seven million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
In our area, Warren County Habitat for Humanity has applied these principles to work with community and family partners to complete homes for fifteen families. A home for its most recent Partner Family was completed in May of 2018, when a dedication ceremony was held with the family in Washington Township.
Two construction groups of volunteers assemble on most Thursdays and Saturdays, and have nearly completed a home with Partner Family number sixteen in Harmony, NJ.
The Application Period is Open!
We are currently seeking a Partner Family for a new 3 bedroom house to be constructed at 515 Dana Street, Lopatcong Township. The process will begin on January 8th and will close on February 18th.
WCHFH complies with the Equal Housing Opportunity Act. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.