Morris Habitat Expands into Central New Jersey
After celebrating 35 years of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in the Morris County area, Morris Habitat for Humanity is expanding into central New Jersey in November 2020 by acquiring the service area of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County. The combined organization will operate under the Morris Habitat for Humanity brand.
The acquisition will effectively double Morris Habitat’s service area to 68 municipalities spanning one thousand square miles in Morris, Middlesex and parts of Union and Somerset Counties.* Plans to efficiently leverage donations, corporate support and a volunteer workforce will enable our expanded affiliate to create more opportunities for affordable housing and community improvement through new home construction, home repairs and neighborhood revitalization.
Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served more than 600 families through building 120 local homes, preserving 200 homes for low-income and senior residents, and helping 280 families with housing solutions worldwide. We have engaged more than 130,000 volunteers for our various programs. Morris Habitat also operates a successful ReStore home improvement outlet which has kept 11,000 tons of reusable materials out of landfills and funded 28 homes.
Accomplishments for the Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County affiliate include serving more than 106 families through its homeownership, repair, and international homebuilding programs since 1989.
As the last eight months have demonstrated, we are stronger together. By uniting our affiliates, we are poised to make a greater impact on the communities we serve during these unprecedented times.
*Serving Fanwood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Green Brook, North Plainfield and Watchung in Union and Somerset Counties.