Our Mission & Vision

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

From our Executive Director, Suzan Fichtner

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 8.53.36 AMAt a challenging time in our world Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  This global mission is driven by a local vision to eliminate poverty housing through a paradigm of housing solutions. Today, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity provides a myriad of residential related services to working poor families and individuals of Northern Ocean County.
Since 2000, Northern Ocean Habitat has constructed 17 new homes for hard-working people in the community. In addition to new home construction, our affiliate repairs homes through weatherization, Aging in Place and A Brush with Kindness initiatives, and operates the Re-Store, a retail shop which generates house building and repair funds through sales of new and used furniture, household items and construction materials. In the three years following Super Storm Sandy, Northern Ocean Habitat provided extensive disaster relief and rebuilding efforts, helping over 60 families return to their restored, storm-ravaged homes.This paradigm of housing solutions is revitalizing our community. Not only do they provide a decent, safe home for the homeowners that we serve, but it also touches the hearts of the volunteers, neighbors, local businesses, municipalities, sponsors and foundations. I invite you to explore our site, learn about what we do, and make a difference with us.

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Building a Better Community

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International which is headquartered in Americus, Georgia. Habitat for Humanity provides technical assistance, but each affiliate operates independently raising its own funds, finding its own sites and selecting its own families. Each affiliate tithes to Habitat for Humanity to assist in building efforts worldwide.

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with those in need.

Habitat houses are affordable because there is no profit included in the sale price and no interest is charged on the mortgage. The family’s monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving fund which is used to build more houses.

Working for the Community

Habitat for Humanity presents the opportunity for people of compassion to provide the capital and skills needed to renovate or build simple, decent homes with those who are without adequate housing at an affordable price.

Working with the Community

Northern Ocean Habitat is a nonprofit ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with low-income households to improve the housing in which they live. We are committed to working with people, by using the principles of Habitat for Humanity International.


Learn more about how you can get involved and start working with us!


Time, money, items, even real estate! There are many options for donating.


Check out our different programs to learn more about how we help the community.

Non-Proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will  HFHI work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFHI. This means that HFHI will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere or convert to a part faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Equal Opportunity Organization

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation in its hiring of employees or in any of the programs or activities which it operates.

Our Communities

  • Bay Head

  • Beachwood

  • Berkeley

  • Brick

  • Island Heights

  • Jackson

  • Lakehurst

  • Lakewood

  • Lavallette

  • Manchester

  • Mantoloking

  • Ocean Gate

  • Pine Beach

  • Plumsted

  • Pt. Pleasant

  • Pt. Pleasant Beach

  • Seaside Heights

  • Seaside Park

  • South Toms River

  • Toms River