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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 Repair Application (English) or our application in Spanish. If you meet our income requirements, fill out the form, scan and email it to: programservices@nohfh.com, fax it to (732) 818-9510, 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 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.

Locations

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
  • New Egypt
  • Ocean Gate
  • Pine Beach
  • Plumsted
  • Pt Pleasant/Pt Pleasant Beach
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • South Toms River
  • Toms River

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 programservices@nohfh.com

Veteran Repair Program

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.

Weatherization

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

Irene, a Brick resident, found herself needing to repair broken steps as well as installing 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!"

Don

Don, Vietnam Veteran

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: Aging in Place, Critical Home Repairs, Neighborhood Revitalization and 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 Ocean County Business Park 1889 US 9, Toms River, NJ08753, Unit 112. 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.

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 habitat.org 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.