Mission Statement

     
 

We join in a common goal with other affiliates of this international organization to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need.  Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat builds or rehabilitates simple, decent, homes and sells them to low income families at cost but with no interest charged.  

Habitat is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status.

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.

 

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.