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About Us

 

Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat operates through local affiliates to maximize our impact.

Our Mission

Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties partners with families in need and volunteers to transform lives through decent and affordable housing.

Vision

To empower families by securing their own homes, transform neighborhoods, improve the quality of life within the communities we serve and positively affect the lives of partner families, volunteers and others that come into contact with Habitat. Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties serves thousands of people each year with the opportunities to volunteer and give back to their community, as well as hundred of individuals, and families who now have a decent place to call home. Over the past 30 years, HFHBMC has built more than 250 homes in the Burlington and Mercer counties.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity Burlington County will not proselytize, nor will Habitat for Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity.

17000

Volunteer Hours Last Year

273

Habitat Homes Dedicated

243

International Homes

 

Who We Serve

At Habitat, we build homes, communities, and hope.

Habitat does not give away houses. We partner with hard-working families who dream of homeownership and are willing to work for it. We offer affordable mortgages with little down payment required, and Habitat homeowners make monthly mortgage payments that don’t exceed 30% of their gross monthly income.

Habitat homeowners are determined to create a permanent solution to their housing struggles. Each Habitat partner family must complete 250 to 400 hours of “sweat equity” to build their home.

Our Homes

All Habitat homes are built following three principles:

  1. Simple: Habitat homes are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
  2. Decent: Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
  3. Affordable: The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes, and no-profit loans make it affordable for all families to purchase Habitat houses.

In addition to new construction, we renovate and provide repairs for local homeowners in need.

Why Homeownership Matters

In addition to the financial advantages of owning a home, there are many social benefits of owning a home as well. Homeownership gives families stability, creates lower high school dropout rates, and of course gives the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting relationships.