Because Everyone Deserves a Decent, Affordable Place to Live…
Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity (HFHI) was formed in 1976 and based on the simple concept of “partnership housing,” low-income families work side-by-side with volunteers to build their homes. A Habitat for Humanity home and affordable mortgage are a “hand up,” as families invest hundreds of hours building their home and financial stability.
Local citizens chartered Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) as an affiliate of (HFHI) in 1991 to address the growing need for affordable homes in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. In its 27 years, RVHFH has built 50 homes, providing homeownership opportunities to those who otherwise could not afford them.
RVHFH extends affordable mortgages to low- and moderate-income households, subsidizes the cost of the homes, and mobilizes local businesses, community volunteers, and partner homeowners to build the homes. The affordable mortgage reduces partner homeowners’ monthly housing costs by 30-50%, allowing families to build savings, reduce debt and become financially self-sufficient.
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