Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County can HELP eligible homeowners in our service area with home repairs that are the result of Superstorm Sandy.
Home repairs include*:
- Replacement of insulation and sheetrock
- Installment of kitchen cabinets, doors, flooring, windows
- Deck repair/replacement
- Home rebuilding (subject to income qualification)
*other services available upon income verification and home inspection
What We Do:
In addition to our homebuilding initiative, our affiliate participates in A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), Home Repair Program (HRP) and Critical Home Repair programs. Our volunteer corps review applications, schedule projects and do almost all physical repairs of these homes.
How We Do It:
We rely on an extensive range of partners to complete our work. From securing donated materials to recruiting skilled volunteers to fundraising. All of our work is interconnected with a wide network of community partners. Our volunteers are the heart of our work, they dedicate hours to our faith-based mission and help get families back into their homes. However sometimes our volunteers are also our homeowners – all those receiving assistance participate in “sweat” equity to help in the completion of the repairs to their homes.
How do I know if I am eligible for assistance?
- Do you live within our service area of Aberdeen, Allentown, Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Englishtown, Fair Haven, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Millstone Township, Monmouth Beach, Morganville, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, and West Long Branch?
- Was your property damaged or destroyed during Superstorm Sandy?
- Do you own your home or have a mortgage on the property?
- Are you willing to partner with habitat and work on the reconstruction of your home or volunteer in other ways?
- Do you fall in the following income guidelines:
Frequently Asked Questions
What paperwork is required for the application?
Documents to verify income, FEMA assessment and homeownership are required. A complete list of these documents and to fill out an application click here.
Why do we need this paperwork?
In order to verify you are eligible for assistance, we must review your income, insurance and FEMA information and assessments. In some cases we are able to provide additional assistance based on the information provided and home inspection.
How long does the application process take?
Each application and its supporting documents are reviewed by our selection committee, since this is a complex process, notification can take up to 4 weeks.
How will I be notified whether or not I am eligible and chosen to receive assistance?
Someone from our committee will reach out to you with the status of your application.
Will I have to pay?
Habitat for Humanity provides a "helping-hand" not a "hand-out". Homeowner financial responsibility is calculated on an individual basis. Homeowners may be responsible for cost of materials, using monies from insurance, HUD, SBA and/or FEMA, costs are variable based on the amount of damage to the home and the homeowners ability to pay.
Do volunteers do all aspects of repair or reconstruction to my home?
No, volunteers can preform many construction activities but not all. We must utilize licensed, skilled professionals to perform work such as electrical, plumbing, Hvac, masonry, etc.. Sometimes these professionals are willing to discount their services for the cause.