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Neighborhood Revitalization


By providing affordable home repairs, our Neighborhood Revitalization Program preserves homeownership for low-income residents while addressing critical health and safety concerns.

With our skilled construction staff and the help of volunteers, qualified homeowners can find help with a variety of interior and exterior repairs. Partnering homeowners are left with a new sense of pride and the ability to enjoy their homes for years to come.

Neighborhood Revitalization Program offers three categories of assistance:

Home Preservation: Revitalizing communities through improvements to exteriors of homes.

  • Accessibility modifications (wheelchair ramp, exterior hand rails)
  • Carpentry repairs (doors, floors, porches, steps, walls)
  • Painting, siding, or power washing
  • General cleaning (trash removal, cleaning of exterior)
  • Landscaping (cutting down brush, cutting back shrubbery, planting flowers and bushes)

Critical Home Repairs: Keeping homes safe, warm, and dry.

  • Roof repairs
  • Plumbing
  • Heating and cooling
  • Electrical
  • Structural (walls, floors, ceilings)
  • Weatherization (insulation, windows)
  • Extensive siding
  • Water infiltration
  • *Cosmetic repairs NOT included in this program.

Aging in Place: Helping homeowners age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.

  • Accessibility improvements
  • Fall prevention
  • Ramp installations
  • Must own your home and live in it as your primary residence
  • Must live in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Mercer, or Middlesex (Cranbury Township and Plainsboro Township) counties
  • Must be current on your mortgage, homeowner’s insurance, and property tax payments
  • Must be present during project completion
  • Must meet income eligibility requirements (see application for more information)
Application Process
  • Step 1: Interest Form
    The first step of the application process is filling out and submitting an interest form, which provides Habitat with your basic  background information and needs.
  • Step 2: Application
    Habitat will review the interest form and determine if you meet basic eligibility requirements. If homeowner meets general requirements, the NR Manager will send you an intake Application and request supporting documentation.
  • Step 3: Home Visit
    Once the COMPLETE application is received and reviewed, Habitat will complete a home assessment to determine whether the work is within our capabilities.
  • Step 4: Project Completion
    Habitat for Humanity SCNJ and the homeowner will sign a homeowner’s agreement, which will include the work to be done and the cost of project. Work is then performed by the homeowner, Habitat staff, volunteers, and subcontractors, if applicable. The schedule is based on staff availability, urgency, and weather.



Contact NR Manager, Laura Van Booven
(856) 441-2707