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Bergen County Habitat for Humanity

http://www.habitatbergen.org Tax ID 22-3238028

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<p>At Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, we know that many families right here in our community live in dangerous, unhealthy housing and struggle each day just to survive. It&rsquo;s our goal to help ease that burden and help families realize the American dream of home-ownership and self-sufficiency.<br /> <br /> Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with those in need. Families purchase the houses at cost, with a zero interest mortgage and they are required to complete four-hundred hours of &lsquo;sweat equity&rsquo; working alongside volunteers to build their homes. Habitat families must be legal US citizens, have a current housing need, and a willingness to partner in the building of their home. Habitat is definitely a hand up, not a hand out. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and business donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses.</p>