Founded in 1991 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity international, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has served over 2,500 individuals throughout Sussex County through home construction and preservation, home repairs, financial literacy and energy efficient upgrades.
Each year SCHFH brings together thousands of volunteers and community members to become part of the solution to Sussex County’s affordable housing need. To date, Sussex County Habitat has built or rehabbed and sold over 170 homes.
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Seeking to put God's love into action, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
all are welcome
SCHFH has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people.
In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement.
SUSSEX COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, ANTI-RACISM & DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity works to create sustainable change for those most in need through advocacy, strategic partnerships, philanthropy, volunteerism and collective impact. We recognize that structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to historically consistent disparities and inequities which we seek to eliminate. We pledge to:
- understand these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present;
- acknowledge these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people;
- denounce, unequivocally, racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities;
- strive to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized;
- strengthen partnerships and support resources for organizations who share our vision and execute similar equity principles;
- work with residents and partners to co-create solutions that ensure all have the resources, supports, opportunities and networks to thrive;
- commit to leveraging all of our assets, including our influence and voice, to create more equitable communities;
- take the broadest possible view of diversity;
- value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are;
- welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission (early education, college and career success and financial empowerment) and progress our fight for every person in every community;
- believe that all must have equal access to solving community problems;
- strive to include diversity, equity and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work and;
- commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.
Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.