Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope by 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, 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 all too frequently 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 based 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 over 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

Fall Rally 2015