232 Howe Avenue

Howe Avenue

Project Address:  232 Howe Avenue, Passaic

Build #100: completed in 2018 – second partnership with Paterson Habitat for Humanity


  • Single-family home
  • Rehab
  • 3 bedrooms


Massiel Mendez is a data entry operator for the city of Passaic. She has two daughters aged 15 and 12 years and a 5-year-old son.

An affordable 30-year fixed-rate mortgage will be provided Morris Habitat for Humanity. The home will have a 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 homeowner will contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity.


Morris Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with Paterson Habitat for Humanity, will be rehabilitating a two-story home with three bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The home will be equipped with EPA WaterSense fixtures and other energy-efficient systems.

Howe Avenue

Morris Habitat for Humanity is excited to be collaborating with the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the City of Passaic on the first Habitat for Humanity home in the City of Passaic.

Bethel A.M.E. Church is selling the home to Morris Habitat at a significantly discounted price due to the renovation costs. The City of Passaic has awarded Morris Habitat a HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grant in the amount of $60,000 for the project.

Renovation work began on the home in July 2018. A new roof in August was followed by new siding and windows and interior demolition. The front porch was completed in October, and sheetrock was installed in November. A dedication ceremony was held in December.

Come Build with Us!

You can sign up ahead of time, or you can show up at the work site any day you are available. Just check the online Volunteer Calendar to confirm that the site is open, and head out with a signed Release and Waiver form. Any weather-related closures will be posted by 7:00 a.m.