At Essex County Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.
Your donation will help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education, and other essentials. Your support can help us do more in all the many ways that Habitat builds.
At Habitat, we give families a “Hand-up” and not a handout. They have to contribute “sweat-equity“, spending 240 – 360 hrs building their own and other family’s houses, alongside volunteers. Once complete, the family then buys the home from us on an affordable mortgage.