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12 Feb
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New Home Dedication in Washington Township – Observer-Tribune

New Home Dedication in Washington Township
– Observer-Tribune

• By MARK KITCHIN Staff Writer
• January 25, 2024

The new home is the first Morris Habitat for Humanity has built in the township. It was dedicated on Thursday, Jan 25. Mayor Matt Murello, Morris Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Liz DeCoursey, and about 20 people including volunteers who worked on the house joined homeowner Syreeta  for the celebration.

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12 Feb
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Ribbon Cutting for 12 Homes in Summit – Summit Times

Ribbon Cutting for 12 Homes in Summit – Summit Times

Morris Habitat for Humanity, a major builder and leading advocate for affordable housing in New Jersey, celebrated the completion of 12 new homes in Summit with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony held on December 14, 2023. The celebration brought together the new Habitat homeowners, government officials, volunteers, donors and staff who partnered together to complete the new condominium complex.

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16 Jan
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2024-2026 Strategic Plan

Today, we stand at the threshold of a new chapter—one that is looking to the future, to the next three years and beyond. Our vision for the future is one that pursues bold growth to extend our reach and amplify our impact.

This plan is a testament to our collective commitment to push boundaries, break barriers, and redefine what is possible. Our pursuit of bold growth is driven by a deep rooted belief that every person deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Through strategic initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and reimagining how we do business, we will make a lasting and meaningful impact on the communities we serve.

As we navigate the path ahead, let us do so with a sense of unity, purpose, and the understanding that together, we have the power to build homes and a brighter and more sustainable future for us all.

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06 Dec
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Morris Habitat for Humanity Receives Grant from Bank of America to Revitalize Homes in Northern New Jersey

RANDOLPH, N.J., November 11, 2023—Morris Habitat for Humanity, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes, communities and hope, received a $75,000 grant from Bank of America (BofA). The funding announcement coincided with BofA’s eighth annual Global Build, a month-long initiative that addresses affordable housing challenges.

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18 Jul
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Welcome CEO Liz DeCoursey

LIZ DECOURSEY NAMED NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR MORRIS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

RANDOLPH, N.J., October 31, 2023—Morris Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors has named Liz DeCoursey as its next Chief Executive Officer. DeCoursey most recently served as Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Real Estate for the affordable housing organization serving Morris and Middlesex Counties, as well as the Greater Plainfield area.

“Throughout her 18-year tenure, Liz has demonstrated exemplary leadership, fostering collaboration among our staff, volunteers, and partners,” said Richard Barrett, president of the board of directors. “Her ability to engage with the community and her expertise in nonprofit management have been instrumental in advancing our mission of providing safe and affordable housing to those in need. Liz’s passion and deep understanding of our organization’s values and goals make her the ideal candidate for the position of CEO.”

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead Morris Habitat for Humanity as its next CEO,” said DeCoursey. “My vision for the organization is one of innovation and continued growth. I believe that by embracing new opportunities and challenges, we can broaden our impact and serve even more families. This vision includes expanding and deepening our reach and impact in Middlesex County.”

In 2020, Morris Habitat expanded by acquiring the service area of the Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Both affiliates have long histories of helping families in their communities and the consolidation strengthened the organization’s ability to meet the shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey. The acquisition effectively doubled Morris Habitat’s service area to 68 municipalities spanning 1,000 square miles in north and central New Jersey.

Morris Habitat for Humanity builds more than just homes—the organization empowers families to build brighter futures for generations to come. Home is the foundation to achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance that people need to shape a better tomorrow for themselves and their families. Additionally, every home constructed helps to strengthen the fabric and economies of local communities for all citizens.

About Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization, Habitat for Humanity International, committed to building homes, communities, and hope. The organization, which is one of the leading builders of affordable housing in New Jersey, serves 68 municipalities in Morris and Middlesex Counties and the Greater Plainfield area. Through volunteer labor and monetary donations and materials, Morris Habitat builds affordable new homes and provides home repair services to income eligible families and individuals. Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served nearly 1,000 families through building 188 local homes, preserving 431 homes for low-income and senior residents, and helping 373 families with housing solutions worldwide. The local affiliate organization has engaged more than 150,000 volunteers in its various programs. Morris Habitat also operates a successful ReStore home improvement and furnishings outlet in Randolph which has kept 17,588 tons of reusable materials out of landfills and funded 36 homes. For more information, visit MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.

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28 Jun
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Women Build 2023

A huge thank you to everyone who made Women Build 2023 such a success! Click HERE to learn more.

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28 Feb
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18th Annual Hearts & Hammers Gala Breaks Fundraising Record for Morris Habitat

Oh, what a night! Our 18th annual Hearts & Hammers Gala broke our fundraising goals as 330 members of the community came together on February 25th to help build homes, communities and hope.

We couldn’t be more grateful to the more than 50 corporate sponsors who answered the call and supported our largest fundraiser of the year. The overwhelming support underscores the need to provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

We invite you to read more about our generous sponsors, “Home is Love” bracelets, volunteer opportunities, our new ShopMorrisReStore.com e-commerce website and upcoming events in our Ad Journal HERE.

Finally, we would like to thank all of YOU for making our gala a huge success!

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30 Jan
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WDHA’s Jersey Magazine interviews Blair Schleicher Wilson

WDHA’s Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan interviews Morris Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Blair Schleicher Wilson – watch HERE!

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14 Nov
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MORRIS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY KICKS OFF VETERANS BUILD WEEK WITH U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN MIKIE SHERRILL

RANDOLPH, N.J., November 14, 2022–Morris Habitat for Humanity kicked off Veterans Build Week on November 4 in Randolph with a patriotic ceremony to honor and thank the veteran community. Veterans Build Week is a special week designed to highlight the homeownership challenges facing veterans. It is a national initiative created to provide housing solutions and volunteer and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.

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30 Aug
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Morris Habitat Partners with SunPower

Exciting news! Morris Habitat for Humanity has now partnered with SunPower to make it easy and affordable for our volunteers, partners, supporters, and homeowners to go solar! When you install solar with SunPower you will receive an exclusive $500 VISA Reward Card rebate1 and a donation of $250 will be made out to Morris Habitat for Humanity on your behalf. Click HERE or visit with a SunPower representative at the ReStore at the Go Green event on October 1st.

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