West Dewey Avenue, Roxbury Twp.

398 West Dewey Avenue front elevation
398 West Dewey Avenue front elevation

Project Address: West Dewey Avenue, Kenvil (Roxbury Township)
Build plan: to be completed in 2024
Type: 

  • 1 single-family home
  • New modular construction
  • 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom

Family:

Household size must be from 2 to 4 persons. A random selection drawing will be held on June 11 to select a qualified moderate-income homebuyer, and preference will be given to U.S. military veterans. Each home will have an affordability deed restriction for a minimum of 30 years to ensure it remains affordable. Prospective homeowners will contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity.

If interested, you must attend one in-person or virtual Program Information Meeting in April. Details and registration >>

Project:

This two-bedroom, single-family starter home includes one full bathroom, a basement and an attached garage. The home is ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency. The land was donated by the Township of Roxbury along with a monetary contribution from their Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The home will include a well and septic.

Teacher Frank Caccavale and a group of Roxbury High School students in the Structural Design & Fabrication program spent two school years building this home in two modules in the parking lot behind the high school. This is the second collaboration between the school and Morris Habitat.

Site preparation will begin in April 2024 with tree removal and excavation for the basement and foundation. The modules are scheduled to be transferred to the site with a crane on April 30 and secured to the foundation. The project is planned to be completed by the end of 2024.

Professional team:

Pro bono and reduced-fee professional services have been contributed by architect Babula Architecture; Stewart Surveying & Engineering, LLC; planner Bowman Consulting; attorney Jim Mullen, Esq.; and environmental consultant Eikon Planning & Design, LLC.