Who We Are

Mission Statement

Strengthening communities by creating lasting and responsible homeownership through education and financial coaching

Vision Statement

Financially secure homeowners residing in stable communities

Creating Lasting and Responsible Homeownership

Since 1992, the Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization, located in Dover, New Jersey, has been the resource for home buyer education and programs in Northern NJ. We have changed lives and communities through our education, counseling services and special financial programs. Our workshops and one-on-one counseling, offered in both English and Spanish, have been the first step for over 1,000 families in their homeownership journeys. Our home buyers have gone on to invest over $99 million in the local economy.

The Housing Partnership’s successes grow from our strong coalition of community and non-profit leaders, bankers, municipal officials, builders, Realtors, and legal professionals. These individuals and organizations are dedicated to assisting prospective home buyers achieve their homeownership dreams.

Affordable Housing and Homeownership Expertise

The Housing Partnership opened its doors in October 1992, with Susan Zellman as its first Executive Director. Since that time, we have become recognized by state, county and local officials, agencies, and lending institutions as an invaluable resource for information, guidance, and technical expertise in affordable housing and homeownership. Find out more about the Housing Partnership staff.

We also administer income restricted homes that are sold at a reduced price to qualifying working households. For more information, click here.

We have been recognized for our efforts, with awards including:

  • Governor’s Housing Award for Excellence – NJ’s Community Organization of the Year
  • Community Organization of the Year by the Dover Spanish American Credit Union
  • Community Advocate of the Year Award – Morris County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

A NeighborWorks Center for Northern New Jersey

The Housing Partnership is a chartered member of NeighborWorks America – a national network of 243 community organizations working to improve people’s lives and strengthen communities. NeighborWorks America is one of the country’s preeminent leaders in affordable housing and community development.

Our affiliation with NeighborWorks helps us to provide an array of home buying counseling and educational services that would otherwise be inaccessible to women, minorities, and families of modest means in the Northern New Jersey area. As a NeighborWorks Homeownership Center, we adhere to a set of proven standards for delivering comprehensive, high-quality homeownership services in a community-based setting.

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