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 seventeen families.
Two construction groups of volunteers assemble on most Thursdays and Saturdays, and are currently building homes with Partner Families eighteen and nineteen in Franklin Twp., NJ.
We are currently accepting partner family applications for active military or veterans only. Applications must be received by August 13, 3:oo p.m.
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.