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Habitat on the Hill


Millions of families are in need of available, affordable homes, and public policies can help provide the solutions our communities need. NJ is the 6th most expensive housing market in the country. The annual income needed to purchase a median-value home in NJ today is $107,000. On February 10th, I had the pleasure of performing as the moderator for the local district meeting with Congressman Jeff Van Drew. Virtual meetings were held that day with roughly 350 congressional offices to advocate for policies and programs that will increase access to affordable homes. Nearly 600 advocates came together at Habitat for Humanity’s virtual legislative conference to learn about the state of affordable housing across the country. Each district meeting was held to request action on the Community Restoration and Revitalization Fund, as well as to ensure robust funding in the FY2022 and FY2023 budgets for federal housing programs such as the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the USDA 502 direct loan program. By prioritizing resources that will spur the production of affordable homes for sale, we can prevent major losses in homeownership and expand access to new affordable homes for all. We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they earn. That’s why we’re advocating to build a more equitable future.

Help our voice be heard to advance housing stability across the country by continuing your commitment to Habitat by advancing home affordability in our community.

Sarah Matthews 
Executive Director 


Our next build  will be on East Ocean Avenue in Upper Township. Much consideration and investigation was given to deciding upon a stick frame or modular house for this location. Factors we weighed in on were the cost, the turnaround to completion, the layout and the involvement of the volunteer corps. In this particular case, it was decided by the Board to proceed with a modular. We are excited about the opportunity to accomplish a home build in a shorter time frame while still providing opportunity for build volunteers (see attached). Currently, there are some modifications being made to the plans and we have heard that once the final draft is approved it will be approximately three months for delivery. Please bear in mind, all systems (land clearing, foundation installation, set-crew, etc.) will need to align in order for this to transpire in that timeframe but we are in full steam ahead mode. We will keep you posted. Hope to see you there!


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

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