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We are here to help if your home needs repair. You must meet the income requirements.

Think You Qualify For a Habitat Repair?

Download and review a copy of our Home Repairs Preliminary Application or our application in Spanish.

Preliminary Application (English)

Solicitud Preliminar (Español)


If you meet our income requirements, fill out the form, and send any of these three ways:

1. Scan and email it to:
2. Fax it to (732) 818-9510 
3. OR send via U.S. mail to Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Construction Office, 1620 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753


Still have questions? Call or email the Program Services at
(732) 818-9500 x 102

Willingness to Partner

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity prides itself on being an organization that values volunteer labor and service as a vessel to assist more homeowners in need of decent, affordable housing. As part of our organization’s commitment to providing a “hand up,” not a “hand out,” we encourage homeowners to “pay it forward” through simple acts of kindness such as writing a thank you note that can be shared with donors and volunteers.


Partner homeowners have the option of donating to enable Northern Ocean Habitat to continue to assist more moderate-to-low income neighbors with housing repairs. However, Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity does not require a donation. Please note the following:


  • All donations are confidential, voluntary, and to the best of your ability.
  • Donations are used to fund our home build and repair program.
  • No eligible person will be denied services due to an inability to donate.
  • Donations accepted can also include donations to the ReStore.


You must reside in northern Ocean County in one of the following towns:

  • Bay Head
  • Beachwood
  • Berkeley
  • Brick
  • Island Heights
  • Jackson
  • Lakehurst
  • Lakewood
  • Lavallette
  • Manchester
  • Mantoloking
  • Ocean Gate
  • Pine Beach
  • Plumsted Township
  • Pt Pleasant/Pt Pleasant Beach
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • South Toms River
  • Toms River
  • Whiting

Neighborhood Revitalization

This is an umbrella of programs that provides moderate-to-low-income homeowners critical home repairs and ADA modifications (listed below). It is on a rolling basis all year long, and the projects are a collaborative effort between staff, subcontractors, volunteers, and community partners.

These programs provide home repairs that address health and/or safety issues to keep our residents in the comfort of their own homes. Our construction efforts encompass necessary home repairs for aging and/or disabled needs, including but not limited to the following:

  • installation of walk-in showers
  • ADA-compliant toilet installation
  • walker-accessible steps
  • handicapped ramps installation or repair
  • replace or repair windows
  • replace or repair doors
  • replace or repair roof

Critical Home Repairs

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity’s home repair programs help low to medium income homeowners restore and maintain their homes. We partner with homeowners to address critical health and safety issues and make needed home repairs.  The selection of homeowner repair applications is determined by the Homeowner Services Committee in a way that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or national origin.  If you are an applicant with a disability and need to request accommodations to access any of our services, please contact the construction office at 732-818-9500 ext 102 or email

Veteran Repair

This program is open to all military veterans and families, provided the veteran applicant has received an honorable or general discharge and is not restricted to any specific veteran groups (wartime or peacetime). The program provides critical home repairs and ADA modifications for eligible veterans, families, and widows. The veteran and families will be linked to partner veteran services organizations for any other daily living needs.



Housing Plus Aging in Place

With this program, Northern Ocean Habitat uses the Housing Plus model and comprehensive aging-in-place strategies when working with older adult homeowners. Housing Plus includes two different assessments to understand each homeowner’s needs. The first assessment is completed by a health or human services professional who visits the house and asks the homeowner about their daily living activities, such as paying their bills, cleaning their homes, running errands, etc. Referrals to other services needed to be based on this assessment can be made with community partners. The second assessment includes a home repair evaluation by a construction specialist. The home repair assessment provides modifications specific to each homeowner’s lifestyle. Combining repairs and modifications and understanding the community resources allows homeowners to remain safely and securely in their homes as they age. By working with local community organizations, we can connect older adults with social services to address age-related issues, including health, isolation, hunger, and lack of transportation.

A Brush with Kindness

A Brush with Kindness focuses on exterior repair services. Volunteers work alongside homeowners to revitalize a home’s exterior, such as landscaping, painting, fence repair, and brush removal. Through this holistic approach, Northern Ocean Habitat has created rewarding partnerships with the ARC, 21 Plus, and Easter Seals to revitalize their group homes in various communities. This brings Habitat’s amazing volunteers together and the group home residents to work in unison to restore these homes into vibrant, safe, and inviting places to live while removing any stigma.


The home weatherization program helps moderate-to-low income homeowners who struggle to pay their energy costs by making energy-efficient home improvements and repairs.

View the amazing work we’ve already done for local families.


Irene, a Brick resident, found herself needing to repair broken steps as well as install a ramp for her two adult handicapped children that she cares for.  Irene called Northern Ocean Habitat for help.  While assessing Irene's home, our construction team also found that the front door needed to be replaced and the bathroom needed a handicap-accessible shower.  Our Habitat faithful volunteers helped to transform Irene's home to make it handicap-accessible for her and her sons, by building new stairs, replacing the front door, and installing a handicap-accessible shower.  The family now has the freedom to move about their home without limitations.


"Thank you, Habitat!"


Northern Ocean Habitat's Veteran Repair Program helped Don, a 72-year-old Vietnam Veteran that suffered a stroke. All the windows of his mobile home in Toms River had to be screwed shut every winter so that they would stay closed.  He was only able to open one window in the summer because it was too difficult to take all the screws out.  With the help of volunteers and Congressman Andy Kim, all the windows were replaced and Don is now able to enjoy fresh air in his home again.


"I couldn't open the windows anymore. I had to screw them shut during the winter. It's not safe. God Bless them for doing this.

Learn everything you need to
know about NOHFH home repair

Before applying for our Home Repair Program, please take a look at some common questions asked regarding
our repair work. If you do not find answers to your questions below, please contact our homeowner services
coordinator by filling out a
contact form or calling (732) 818-9500.

What kind of repairs do you do?

We categorize our repair projects into 4 categories: Housing Plus Aging in Place, Critical Home Repairs, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Home Preservation/Weatherization.

How do I apply for home repairs?

Call us at (732) 818-9500 or review the Preliminary Application. After getting a little bit of information about your repair needs, we can send a full application to complete. You can pick up a repair application at our Construction Office at 1620 Route 37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753. You can also download a Preliminary Application and mail it to our offices with attention to Homeowner Services.  If you need assistance completing the application, please call the construction office at (732) 818-9500.

How do I qualify for the repair program?

  • The home must be owner-occupied and be the owner’s only residence/property.
  • The homeowner must own and occupy the home for a minimum of two years. 
  • The homeowner must have current homeowner’s insurance. 
  • The home must be located within our territory (Northern Ocean County). 
  • The homeowners must meet the income qualifications.

What is the process of the repair program?

  • The applicant’s initial contact with NOHFH is through the preliminary application. This generally happens over the phone, but you can also print one and mail it in. This is a screening questionnaire to make sure the applicant will qualify.
  • After the preliminary discussion, the homeowner will receive the full application. The full application asks for several supporting documents including financial documents, proof of homeownership, and identification. 
  • The application is then vetted to make sure the homeowner meets all qualifying criteria, including thorough financial vetting. 
  • Qualified applications are then assessed by the construction director, program manager, and volunteer social worker. We look at the requested repair and speak with the homeowner to better understand their needs. The construction director will draft a proposal for a scope of work to address the homeowner’s concerns.
  • Assessed projects are presented to the Homeowner Services Committee for discussion and approval. Approval and denial are based on need and available funding. Approved projects that are quoted over $15,000 must be approved by the Board of Directors. The Board reserves the right to require a lien on any projects over $15,000.  
  • If a project is approved, the homeowner will sign paperwork regarding the program and scope of work and then construction can commence.  
  • Once construction is completed, the homeowner will sign exit paperwork.  

When do you take applications?

We are always accepting home repair applications. Qualify and apply today!

How do you select which projects to accept?

See: Qualify & Apply.

Do you work in other parts of New Jersey?

No – our affiliate only operates in northern Ocean County (as south as Bayville and north to Point Pleasant). Visit to find the Habitat affiliate nearest you.


Start the Application Process

Interested in any of our home repair programs? Here you can learn the criteria for qualification and how to apply to become a Habitat partner.