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Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Paterson, New Jersey

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Address: 146 N. 1st St
Paterson, New Jersey  07522  
United States
Fax: 973-595-0974
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 3000
EIN: 22-2730248
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Mission Statement


Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a volunteer Christian ecumenical housing ministry. Its mission is to develop communities with God’s people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended. Habitat for Humanity welcomes everyone from all faiths, ages, races, walks of life and cultures who share a concern about the need for shelter, to join this effort.

Description


Paterson Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry based in Americus, Georgia. There are 1,500 affiliates in the United States and over 200 affiliates overseas -- in Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of Habitat for Humanity is to remove poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building basic but decent housing. Habitat began in 1976, as founder Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left a life of material wealth to dedicate their lives to this housing ministry. Regardless of the location, each affiliate operates under a basic set of covenants: Homes are built "in partnership" by the homeowner families and volunteers. Each homeowner family must contribute 400 hours of sweat equity in the building of their home. Habitat provides a "hand up" not a "hand out". Homes are sold at cost to selected, deserving families who are given a no-interest mortgage held by Habitat. Homeowner mortgage payments are "recycled" back into a Fund for Humanity which builds more homes. Approximately 20% of Paterson Habitat's operating revenue comes from mortgage payments. In the selection of Habitat families, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, family or marital status, or age. Our affiliate does, however, set its own family selection criteria. In Paterson, we require families to be legal residents of the U.S., employed making at least $39,000 a year. There is also a maximum income allowed per family size (based on HUD guidelines). Only limited government funds may be used to build the homes. Habitat has always been a grass-roots ministry supported by churches, individuals and businesses. Habitat for Humanity is one of the largest home builders in the United States. Since its founding, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2.5 million people. Locally, the Paterson affiliate began in October 1984. We have built over 220 homes and helped more than 230 families.

Paterson Habitat for Humanity is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry based in Americus, Georgia. There are 1,500 affiliates in the United States and over 200 affiliates overseas -- in Africa, India, Eastern Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of Habitat for Humanity is to remove poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building basic but decent housing. Habitat began in 1976, as founder Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left a life of material wealth to dedicate their lives to this housing ministry. Regardless of the location, each affiliate operates under a basic set of covenants: Homes are built "in partnership" by the homeowner families and volunteers. Each homeowner family must contribute 400 hours of sweat equity in the building of their home. Habitat provides a "hand up" not a "hand out". Homes are sold at cost to selected, deserving families who are given a no-interest mortgage held by Habitat. Homeowner mortgage payments are "recycled" back into a Fund for Humanity which builds more homes. Approximately 20% of Paterson Habitat's operating revenue comes from mortgage payments. In the selection of Habitat families, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, family or marital status, or age. Our affiliate does, however, set its own family selection criteria. In Paterson, we require families to be legal residents of the U.S., employed making at least $39,000 a year. There is also a maximum income allowed per family size (based on HUD guidelines). Only limited government funds may be used to build the homes. Habitat has always been a grass-roots ministry supported by churches, individuals and businesses. Habitat for Humanity is one of the largest home builders in the United States. Since its founding, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 500,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 2.5 million people. Locally, the Paterson affiliate began in October 1984. We have built over 220 homes and helped more than 230 families.

Mission Statement: Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a volunteer Christian ecumenical housing ministry. Its mission is to develop communities with God’s people in need by building and renovating houses so that there are decent houses in decent communities in which people can live and grow into all that God intended. Habitat for Humanity welcomes everyone from all faiths, ages, races, walks of life and cultures who share a concern about the need for shelter, to join this effort.

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Organizational Affiliations


Habitat for Humanity


Program Type:


Housing Program

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