About Us

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County

Our Mission Statement:

Incorporated in 1994, in response to the demand for affordable housing in Bergen County, NJ, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was formed.  

Since our founding, we have built and/or renovated over 100 plus homes in Bergen County: 

We have over 200 family members residing in Habitat Bergen homes  and  partner with other not-for-profits building food pantries, community gardens, renovating senior affordable housing, cleaning community parks and the like.  Each year we tithe a part of our fund-raised dollars to our sister affiliates in other parts of the world  supporting their mission to provide safe and affordable housing.  In 2018 we donated our tithed funds to Habitat International Relief Funds in North America.

How We Do It:

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat Bergen builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families.  Habitat Bergen houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving fund that is used to build more houses.