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.
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, nonprofit 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
Habitat for Humanity Raritan Valley 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 today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Help a Family Gain a Hand Up
The holiday season is a perfect time to give to others. This holiday is especially meaningful to us at Raritan Valley Habitat as we focus on our current project in Lambertville at 32 Belvidere Ave.
Please consider donating money or volunteering to help us continue our efforts at this time. New Ways to Donate! Looking for a budget-friendly option? A new system was launched to accept ongoing monthly or single payment donations. Monthly giving is a great way to help those in need. Donating $10 or more each month will have a big impact over time. Donate now.
Donations can also be mailed to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 6275, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. We are always grateful for your generous support to our mission of providing affordable housing to low income families. Stayed tuned for future email updates! We have many exciting plans to share with you!
In Partnership, Doreen Blanc Rockstrom Executive Director
Two New Homes, Two New Habitat Families
Are you living in a overcrowded, unaffordable, unsafe environment? Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will be starting construction on two new homes in the Spring of 2015! The homes will be two a one-story handicapped adaptable ranch homes. The two homes will be built in Franklin Township on Churchill Road in Somerset County, with three bedrooms and one bath. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is looking for TWO low-income families to help build and then buy these homes. Many people fit the eligibility requirements for a Habitat home. Perhaps you or someone you know is interested in learning about this wonderful opportunity.
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will be holding two information sessions for potential eligible families. Interested families must attend one of the sessions in order to learn about the project and the program requirements, and to obtain an application.
Qualifying families must be low-income with a minimum annual income of $38,900 and a maximum annual income of $45,250 (3-person family); $50,250 (4-person family); $54,300 (5-person family); and $58,300 (for a 6-person family). The family must have a need for housing; have the ability to repay the 0% interest mortgage, plus taxes, insurance and other costs of home ownership; be willing to partner with Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity by investing 250-500 hours of labor in building their own home; and meet other criteria that will be explained at the meeting.
Interested families must attend one of the following sessions:
Saturday January 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm or Sunday January 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm
St. Matthias School Cafeteria 170 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Somerset, NJ 08873Doors close at 1:15pm. Latecomers will not be admitted.Please park in the back of the school
Up Coming Events
To celebrate the building of our 50th home in Franklin Township-Somerset County, Spring, 2015, Raritan Valley Habitat is planning a GALA! Tentatively scheduled for May 30, 2015 with a rustic “farm to table” theme. Volunteers are needed immediately to form a Fund Raising Committee to assist with details that range from creating a theme name, compiling invitation lists and detailing a silent auction, to determining décor and food choices. For more details please contact Jennifer Manadala