• Our Philosophy

    Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

  • Habitat's Vision:

    a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Donate Now!

  • Our Mission:

    to provide decent, affordable homes for hardworking Bergen County families.

  • You can help

    Dedicated people like you can help families in need. Volunteer Now!


With a minimal staff, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like Family Selection, Family Support, Site Selection, and Fund Development. If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact the Habitat office at 201-457-1020 or via email at info@habitatbergen.org.

Construction / Site Selection
Chair: Bill Hamilton
To coordinate labor, plans, materials and family interests to build the finish product, "a simple, decent house in a decent community for God's people in need."

Corporate Governance
Chair: Bill Hamilton
Responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of the board of directors.

Family Support
Chair: Janine Getler, Esq.
To provide support to new Habitat families as they make the transition to becoming new home owners.

Family Selection
Chair: Julia Orlando

The committee organizes and carries out application, interview, and selection processes. We find the families who fit the criteria of need for shelter, ability to make no-interest loan payments, and ability to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

Chair: Brian Marchese, CPA

Budgeting, accounting, grant applications & all items related to the fiscal responsibilities of the affiliate.

Fund Development
Chair: Sonja Clark

To raise money as determined by the Board of Directors to fund the needs of the organization in order that simple, decent housing can be built with Partner Families.

Chair: David Van Grouw

Individuals interested in becoming a member of the Board are invited to submit a letter to the Nominating Committee at info@habitatbergen.org.

Chair:  Michael Yellin, Esq. 
The committee carries out the business development plan and is responsible for the site selection, hiring, project timeline and establishing the policy guidelines.

Advisory Committee
Chair: Jack Fields

There are various ad hoc committees formed throughout the year.  For more information email to info@habitatbergen.org