In the spring of 1997, a group of concerned people gathered together to explore the possibility of organizing an Affiliate Habitat for Humanity in Warren County. After completing a housing needs assessment and determining that there was a need for affordable housing, the group moved to form a Steering Committee and applied for prospective affiliate status. Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) granted that status to Warren County in February 1998. The next step was to complete an extensive application process for full affiliate status. Many people were involved in the 18 month process to complete the application.
On August 1, 1999, Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) received its affiliate status. WCHFH officially became responsible for all aspects of Habitat home building in Warren County, including fund-raising, site selection, family selection and support, construction and mortgage servicing.
Groundbreaking for the first Warren County Habitat home took place in July, 2000 with dedication of that home occurring approximately one year later.
View this timeline to see what has happened since then.
September 10, 2022
Project 21: Franklin Township – 2022 The twenty first Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) home construction project for a family of three was dedicated September 10, 2022. This is the third of six homes to be built on land donated by Franklin Township.
April 6, 2022
The WCHFH Community Center opened its doors to the communities of Warren County.
February 3, 2020
The Community Center at 31 Belvidere Avenue, Washington (home of WCHFH office) starts to take shape.
August 1, 2019
WCHFH celebrates its 20th anniversary as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
August 26, 2017
WCHFH is now recognized as a Veteran Build affiliate.
February 17, 2017
The ReStore is thriving! To gain more space it was moved to its current location:384 West Rt. 57 Washington,NJ
August 26, 2014
The Store became an official Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
January 26, 2014
First Executive Director of the WCHFH affiliate was hired.
May 26, 2012
The Store opens.
June 1, 2009
Hope in the Hills was established to assist the local community with repairs and maintenance of property. It has served over 250 home owners.
March 5, 2008
WCHFH Thrift Store open. This was a precursor to the ReStore.
August 25, 2001
WCHFH completes first home build in Washington Boro, NJ
August 1, 1999
Warren County Habitat for Humanity opens as affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International