Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County. If you are interested in applying for services in connection with our Aging in Place Programs: “A Brush with Kindness” or “Ramps and Rails”, or our “Veterans Build/L.I.F.T. Program”, please complete and submit the pre-qualification form. We will acknowledge the receipt of these forms, conduct an initial review of your request, and keep your information on file if you meet the basic initial requirements.
Please contact Marianne for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 732-728-0441, ext. 311.
Ramps & Rails
The Ramps & Rails program aids elderly and disabled individuals by working with them to design and build a ramp that fits their home. The homeowner is usually required to pay 10-20% of the final costs of the project, depending on their income. Our volunteers build each ramp, under the supervision of our construction staff, to enable our partner families to maintain their independence.
This is a collaboration with, and expansion of, Coastal Habitat’s L.I.F.T (Local Initiative for Troops) providing the eligible veteran with housing repairs at no cost to the veteran homeowner. Projects include critical home repairs such as ramp installation, railing repairs, widening walkways for wheelchairs, as well as general repairs and assistance with landscape upkeep. Working together with Coastal Habitat on this program, we will be able to support many more veterans in Monmouth County.
A Brush with Kindness
A Brush with Kindness is a nation-wide effort to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes through a preservation program that offers painting, landscaping, and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include minor painting, repairs, landscaping, and yard clean-up.
How does it work?
Using volunteers and donated materials to make the projects affordable, Habitat helps low-income homeowners continue to live independently and securely in their homes.
These programs allow us to serve a different population than we currently serve, yet follow the same basic tenets for eligibility (need, ability to pay*, and willingness to partner with Habitat).
Ramps & Rails, ABWK, and Veterans Build serve as companions to our core building program, enabling us to serve more families, expand our exposure within the community, increase opportunities for volunteers and develop our base of sponsors.
These programs revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, strengthen connections within the community, and help preserve and create affordable housing stock.
Our programs serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes and provide caring volunteer groups who are willing to come alongside and assist homeowners in completing the necessary work. Able-bodied homeowners work side by side with volunteers in a cooperative effort. This kind of homeowner-by-homeowner approach translates into stronger neighborhoods and communities.
*Veterans will not be asked to pay a portion of Veteran Build project costs.
If you have any questions, please contact Marianne at email@example.com (732) 728-0441 ext. 311
Are you Eligible for Assistance?
Please click here to complete the initial pre-qualification form for assistance. Once received, someone from our office will contact you to review your information.