rent vs own graph

The rental costs shown above are based on an average for the City of Newark, and housing costs for Habitat Newark homes are based on an average of current home sale prices which partly reflect subsidized sale prices. Data is subject to change.

You May Qualify!

The Family Selection Committee looks at 3 factors when choosing families for participation in the program: demonstrate a need, willingness to partner, and ability to pay.

As a Partner Family, you must complete a minimum of 200 hours of “sweat equity” – your participation in the building of your home and other Partner Family homes in the Habitat neighborhood. You will also be expected to participate in HFHN public events and publicity, assist in office work and cleaning, clear lots, and attend workshops to attain new skills.

  • Make on-time monthly payments on credit cards, loans, rent and utility bills; and
  • Have repaid or are paying any past delinquencies, judgments or tax liens.
  • You must be prepared to openly and fully disclose your financial status.


Habitat for Humanity Newark holds orientations in our office and other locations. To attend, please fill out our survey, then, register for an orientation date from the list below that best fits your schedule.