Project Address: 352 Howe Avenue, Passaic
Build #119 – third partnership with Paterson Habitat for Humanity
- New construction
- 3 bedrooms in each unit
Jenniffer Espinal has 2 sons, aged 14 and 7. She works for the City of Passaic as a machine entry operator. They are currently living in a 1-bedroom apartment with the boys sleeping in the living room.
Mohamed Hussein and his wife Abeer Soliman have 3 children, sons aged 7 and 4 and a daughter aged 2. He works as an Uber and Lyft driver, and Abeer works for the Passiac City Schools as a teacher’s aide. He plans to become certified as a radiology technician. They emigrated from Egypt and became U. S. citizens in November 2019.
We constructed a new duplex on Howe Avenue in the City of Passaic in Passaic County. Each two-story home has three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, with a one-car garage, bathroom, kitchen and living room on the handicap accessible and adaptable first floor. In the back are a deck and a small backyard. The homes have natural gas heating and city sewer and water.
The City of Passaic awarded Morris Habitat a HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant in the amount of $289,000 for the project. The completed homes help address the great need for affordable homeownership in the City of Passaic.
Construction of the duplex began in fall 2019 after a groundbreaking ceremony. The homes were dedicated at the end of October 2020, and the families moved in by the end of the year.