• 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!

About Us

The goal of Habitat is 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 houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added.
Habitat is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic status.  That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families).  Habitat is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels.  They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity International: Mission Statement and Principles

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County

In 1994, in response to the demand for affordable housing in Bergen County, NJ, Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County was born. Our mission is consistent with that of our parent organization: to provide decent, affordable homes for hard-working Bergen County families.

Since our founding, we have built and/or renovated over forty-seven homes in Bergen County: two in Teaneck, four in Hackensack, 18 in Edgewater, six in Englewood, two in East Rutherford, four in Waldwick, five in Garfield, four in Oradell, and two in Bergenfield and 89 critical home repairs in Little Ferry and Moonachie. We have over 200 family members residing in Habitat Bergen homes.  We have accomplished the above by partnering with corporations, community groups and faith based organizations.  In addition, we have partnered 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.

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.