Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark is changing lives. Working in partnership with low-income families, volunteers, and members of the community to build decent, affordable homes. In today’s economic climate, Habitat of Greater Newark’s community building is needed more than ever to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
Millions of Americans face a housing crisis. In fact, 16 million American families have “worst-case” housing needs, forcing them to pay more than half their income for housing while enduring overcrowded conditions and/or living in substandard dwellings. One in three American households spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing, and one in seven spends more than 50 percent. Click here to read more about the housing crisis faces by low-income families across our country.
While the number of families in poverty is growing, the number of affordable rental units is shrinking, and most families that qualify for government housing assistance aren’t receiving any aid for a number of factors.
Our supporters, from the largest corporations and faith-based organizations to the caring individuals and families wanting to give back, enable Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark to lend a helping hand and brighten the future for families in Newark and throughout Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.
Thank you for supporting our mission.
Jeffrey J. Farrell
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, Inc.