At Habitat, We Build Hope, Homes and Communities
All Habitat Homes are Built Following Three Principles:
Habitat homes are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
Habitat sells homes to low-income families and offer 0% interest loans with no down payment required. Habitat homeowners make monthly mortgage payments that don’t exceed 30% of their gross monthly income.
Habitat homeowners work hard to create a permanent solution to their housing struggles. Each Habitat partner family must complete 250 to 400 hours of “sweat equity” to build their home and the homes of other Habitat families, work in our ReStores, and attend Home Buyer Education classes, meetings, and special events. Sweat equity can be done during the week, in the evenings and on the weekends.
Habitat does not give away houses. We sell them to hard-working families who partner with us. Qualified families must show that they have a Need for Housing, are Willing to Partner with Habitat for Humanity and are Able to Pay for a Habitat mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton- Princeton is dedicated to building decent and affordable homes. Habitat of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton homes vary in style and type. Our architects carefully design each home to be aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. We build single-family homes and duplexes across Burlington County. In addition to new construction, we renovate existing houses in local communities for families in need.
Habitat homes could not be built without the generous financial and in-kind contributions donated from a variety of sources within the community. The financial support received in Habitat BCGTP is invested directly back into the counties. Since our inception we have built 140 homes and placed over 140 families in well deserving homes. Our mission is to eliminate substandard housing from Burlington and Mercer Counties.