Project Address: 14 Belton Street, Stanhope
Build plan: to be completed in 2019
- Single-family home
- 3 bedrooms
The family selection process will begin in 2019.
This single-family home, in a pleasant residential neighborhood in Byram Township in Sussex County, has been vacant for several years due to a foreclosure. Because of the poor condition of the home, Morris Habitat for Humanity will gut it down to the studs and completely renovate the interior. Exterior repairs will include a new roof, new siding and a new septic system. The two-story house has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a one-car garage. Due to the house’s existing configuration, it will not be handicap-accessible. The home will be ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency, EPA WaterSense certified for water efficiency and EPA Indoor AirPLUS certified for health protection.
The home was generously donated in May 2017 by Wells Fargo through their Community and Urban Stabilization Program (CUSP) and the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST). Wells Fargo gave an additional cash donation for repairs due to the condition of the home.
Byram Township is contributing $50,000 from their affordable housing trust fund toward the renovation of the home. The completed home will help offset the municipality’s affordable housing obligation.
A special thank-you goes to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity for their continued collaborative spirit that allows Morris Habitat to offer its assistance, resulting in welcoming another Habitat family to their own home in Sussex County.
Pro bono and reduced-fee professional services have been contributed by attorney James P. Mullen, Esq.; engineer and surveyor Fred Stewart, Jr., of Stewart Surveying & Engineering, LLC; architects of ASA Design Build, LLC; real estate appraiser Property Research Associates, Inc. and environmental consultant Eikon Planning and Design, LLC.
The homeowner family will be chosen from qualified applicants who attend a Program Information Meeting. An affordable 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will be held by Morris Habitat. The home will have a minimum 30-year deed restriction that allows modest equity upon resale, but mandates that it be sold at an affordable price to another income-eligible family. The prospective homeowners will contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity.
Preliminary site work began in September 2018. The project is planned to be completed by fall 2019.