Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to eliminate poverty or sub-standard housing in our community, one house at a time. We are a volunteer organization that works in partnership with carefully selected families to achieve their goal of obtaining decent, affordable housing for their family. The Habitat homeownership program is not a “give-away” program. Each adult is required to contribute 250 hours of “sweat equity” before moving into his or her home. The hours are accumulated through volunteering for other community organizations, churches, hospitals, working in the Habitat office and helping to build another family’s home.
Repairing and rebuilding
We are well-suited to play a major role in repairing and rebuilding with resilient, energy-efficient homes. We can offer innovative building solutions ranging from repair and rehabilitation to new sustainable building standards and new sustainable energy-efficient homes.
New house construction
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, we will build simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
We will draw on the expertise of our fortified construction program, piloted with affiliates in hurricane-prone regions in the Gulf. This program developed cost-effective techniques to meet fortified standards developed by the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Construction modifications have resulted in lower insurance costs, reduced loss of property and potentially reduced loss of life in the event of a future disaster.