WHAT WE DO

An International Organization

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that works with communities around the world. Each 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.

Our Board & Staff

A board made up of dedicated volunteers oversees Northern Ocean Habitat’s activities and a paid staff carries out day-to-day operations.

HFH Headquarters

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International which is headquartered in Americus, Georgia.

Our Mission

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, NOHFH builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with families in need.

About Habitat International

Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 1 million decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 5 million people worldwide.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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.

Our Homeowner Selection committee conducts an extensive screening process and chooses homeowners based on their need for affordable housing, their ability to repay a Habitat mortgage and their willingness to partner with Habitat.

This is not a give-away program. In addition to monthly mortgage payments, each homeowner family invests hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “sweat equity,” into the building of their house and the houses of others.

Our volunteers—both skilled and unskilled—come as individuals or with groups from schools, churches, unions or businesses in our community. Construction becomes a cooperative effort involving these volunteer workers and the future homeowners.

Financial support comes from individuals, corporations, foundations and churches. Monies are also raised by special events held throughout the year.

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

Strategic Alliances