Howe Avenue 2, Passaic

352 Howe Avenue front view
352 Howe Avenue front view

Project Address:  Howe Avenue, Passaic

Build #119 – third partnership with Paterson Habitat for Humanity


  • Duplex
  • New construction
  • 3 bedrooms in each unit


A mother of 2 sons, aged 14 and 7. She works as a machine entry operator.

Parents of 3 children, sons aged 7 and 4 and a daughter aged 2. He works as an Uber and Lyft driver, and she 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.

352 Howe Avenue sons of Mohamed and Abeer

Sons of Mohamed and Abeer

352 Howe Avenue dedication

Dedication ceremony in the garage

352 Howe Avenue back view

Back of duplex