OUR VISION:

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

OUR MISSION:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry with the goal of making decent, affordable housing available to every family worldwide. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) is committed to achieving that goal in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.

About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, non-profit housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Our Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes. We advocate for fair and just housing policies and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are Welcome  

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity now operates around the globe and has helped to build, renovate, and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.

Latest News-

Partner Family Lottery Selection

The selection lottery for the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Churchill Avenue, Franklin Township, Somerset County homes was held at the RVHFH office. Attending from Franklin Township was Councilman James Vassannella and from RVHFH were Doreen Blanc Rockstrom, Executive Director; Mary Ellen Koscs- Fleming, Co-Chair of the Family Selection Committee, Beth Colon, Operation Manager; Evanyini Perez, Marketing and Communication Manager, andAlex Hunter, Office Volunteer. The names of the families were written on the ping pong balls that were then placed in the Habitat paint can and CouncilmanJames Vassannella picked them out. Please stay tuned within the next few weeks when we will be announcing who the new Partner Families are.

Mary Ellen Koscs- Fleming welcomed the group and spoke about the long-term partnership of RVHFH and Franklin Township. The Churchill Avenue houses will be the 15th and 16th in Franklin Township. She briefly described the selection process for the projects and the lottery process of picking the 49th and 50th RV Habitat families. Mary Ellen provided some information regarding the two families.  The two new partner families have been picked and their names will be announced soon after they are certified as low income by CJHRC


House Warming Gifts

Our Lambertville home is almost finished and our new family is excited to be moving in! They will be able to enjoy a decent spacious home for their family of five. The teenage daughter’s are so thrilled to decorate and finally have a place to call their own. They are in need of many everyday household items. Please visit our Facebook page to view all the items needed. Any Donations would be greatly appreciated. If you have any gently used items or new that you would like to donate please contact Evanyini Perez at Marketing@rvhabitat.org or 908-704-0016 x17.

Upcoming Events:

Join us on Saturday, July 25, 2015 for a Habitat build day, honoring dads! We will be doing some fundraising before the event to have some competition between all the Fathers and their Son or Daughter but the day of the event everyone will be working together at our two new Franklin Township sites! All the money raised will be going towards helping Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity with building supplies.

We will be providing a lunch for all the hardworking Volunteers!

Please RSVP early, we anticipate work spots filling up. Volunteers must be age 16 or older. You may volunteer by contacting Evanyini Perez at marketing@rvhabitat.org or register online with our FirstGiving event page, that you can use as a online fundraising tool as well.https://www.firstgiving.com/13343/fathers-day-build-2015