Project Address: 206 Sussex Avenue, Newton
Build #99: completed 2018
- Single-family home
- 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
Samuel and Janae Bryant have 3 children, and a grandmother lives with them. Sam is an associate project manager for a fire protection company. Janae is a part-time flight attendant.
A two-story house set high above Sussex Avenue in Andover Township in Sussex County was vacant for several years due to a foreclosure. Unfortunately, it sustained water damage, was gutted down to the studs and was no longer habitable. Morris Habitat for Humanity rehabilitated the home by completely renovating the interior. Exterior repairs, including a new roof, were also needed. The house has a full basement, a one-car garage and a large deck that wraps around the back and one side of the home. Due to the home’s high perch on a hill, the deck provides a beautiful setting among the tree tops. It is not handicap-accessible. The home is ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency, EPA WaterSense certified for water efficiency and EPA Indoor AirPLUS certified for health protections.
The home was generously donated in March 2016 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. After GAF donated roofing shingles, Morris Habitat gave the company an Outstanding Partner Award plaque for their extraordinary pledge to donate the roofing material needed to complete homes and home repairs for 74 families over the next four years. Over 400 volunteers donated 3200 hours to complete this project, including members of many civic, church, corporate and school groups.