Interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Below are some common questions our applicants have. If you do not find answers to your questions below, please contact our homeowner services coordinator by filling out a contact form or calling (732) 228-7962 x 106.
New home ownership applications for 2018 will soon be available. Please stay tuned to our website, Facebook page and local newspapers for more information. The future Habitat home will be constructed in the Pinewald-Keswick section of Berkeley Township.
If you are interested in the Habitat for Humanity program and have reviewed the requirements to see if you qualify, the next step is to submit a pre-application. We only accept applications when we have properties available and do not have a rolling application cycle. To get information about upcoming builds and properties and when we are accepting applications, please check our website and Facebook page, or contact our homeowner services coordinator by filling out a contact form or calling at (732) 228-7962 x 106.
Applicants will submit a completed pre-application and paperwork during the open application round. If within income and eligibility guidelines, applicants will be contacted for an interview in which we will confirm information provided on the application and thoroughly discuss program requirements. Once all interviews are conducted, all qualified applicants will be placed into a pool and homeowners will be selected at random. It’s important to note that we usually have a larger amount of qualified applicants than homes available. The pre-approval selection of homeowners who will purchase houses from Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is done by the Family Selection Committee in a way that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or national origin.
Yes. Habitat for Humanity does background checks on all household members over the age of 18.
We typically build two to three bedroom, wood frame houses. Newly constructed homes do not have garages, basements (unless necessary) or usable attics. Habitat builds and sells simple, decent houses.
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No. Habitat does not build custom houses. Habitat will choose the size of the house based on the household size and makeup. We expect two children of the same gender to share a bedroom if they are close in age. The location of the house is dependent upon land acquisition and municipality partnerships. The location will usually be discussed during the homeownership application process.
Habitat sells houses for market value, which cannot be determined until the house is complete. No matter what the price of the house, Habitat is committed to keeping housing payments affordable. Habitat partner families’ housing payments will be set at 30% of the household gross monthly incomes at the time of sale.