Types of Construction
New Home Construction
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County partners with eligible homeowners to build affordable housing in our service area that includes over 80% of the county. As one of the largest providers of affordable, owner-occupied housing in the US, Habitat for Humanity and our affiliate are committed to addressing the housing needs of our community's most vulnerable populations. The leadership of our organization embraces diversity and inclusiveness while advocating for affordable housing and community transformation. Working in partnership with individual volunteers, churches and synagogues, organizations and the new homeowner families, Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth is building housing and building hope throughout the county.
Simple, decent and affordable.
Habitat for Humanity houses around the world are built according to the same guiding principles:
- Simple. Habitat houses 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.
- Decent. Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
- Affordable. The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
To determine if you are eligible for a new home, please visit our criteria page. If you are interested in becoming a partner family, please click here.
Critical Home Repair
Critical Home Repair (CHR) is defined as extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations for homeowners in need.
CHR helps low-income homeowners who are affected by age, disability or family circumstances and need assistance to maintain the integrity of their homes. Through CHR, our partner families are able to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.
Interested in learning more about the program or determine if you are eligible for assistance, please click here.
A Brush with Kindness - Exterior Home Repair
Sweat equity is a core tenet of Habitat’s ministry and is Habitat’s most valuable tool in building the partnership among families, affiliate, staff and volunteers. Families have an opportunity through sweat equity to invest physically and emotionally in the mission of Habitat. Sweat equity is designed to meet three important goals:
- Partnership: Sweat equity provides meaningful interaction among families, Habitat staff, volunteers and community members.
- Pride in homeownership: Completing sweat-equity hours on their home allows families to once again feel proud of their long-term investment in homeownership.
- Development of skills and knowledge: Family members learn more about the maintenance and upkeep of their home as they work alongside volunteers.
For A Brush with Kindness, Weatherization and Critical Home Repair, the number of sweat- equity hours is based on the scope of the project, with a minimum of eight required hours. For home rehabilitation, the number of sweat-equity hours is based on the scope of the project, with a minimum of 16 required hours. A portion of hours should be completed before the work begins on the home. All present, physically capable family members must take an active role in the work.