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All you have to do is look at the research cited in the report The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University to confirm what you are seeing, hearing and maybe feeling in your own neighborhood. The housing market is in a frenzy and while many are profiting from the volatility, unheard of numbers of families and people are suffering. The workforce of Cape May County is facing challenges to remain housed here. They are priced out of buying. Their rentals are sold out from underneath them after years of successful landlord-tenant relationships. The stock of anything affordable is disappearing for the creation of larger, costlier seasonal homes. There are always stories of some housing struggle behind our partner families, but as of late, the volume and desperation of these stories is alarming.

Most recently one man said we were his last hope. Another was of a mom and her child who had taken to living in their car after a several months long search for another rental. People who are contributing to and supporting our economy are reaching dead ends, like this one single father we heard from. “I currently reside in Cape May County and am in need of a home to raise my children. I am employed in the field of engineering as a fabricator. My father is not present in my life and my mother passed away a few years ago so I have no family support system. I am handy, hardworking, and determined that me and my children (age 6 and 3) will have a home to call our own”.

As the situation about housing continues to unfold, it is crucial to ensure that homeownership remains attainable, that people can choose the type of housing they prefer, and that safe, decent and affordable housing remains an enduring national priority.


The projected date for the modular arrival is September 20. Septic plans are under review by the health department. We have secured the following subcontractors: foundation prep, electrical, septic, and well installation. We will soon begin digging for the foundation to be ready for the foundation installation from Superior Walls. It’s an extremely tough market to reach and secure contractors in a timely manner these days, but It won’t be long before the trailer and the restroom facilities are on site to accommodate the work of the many familiar and new faces!


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Habitat for Humanity Cape May County
20 Court House South Dennis Rd  | Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
6094630244 | executive.director@habitatcapemay.org

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