Morris Habitat for Humanity’s vision –
“A world where everyone has a decent place to live“.
In the spirit of community and giving back, Randolph High School‘s 20+ clubs through their student advisors, have partnered with Morris Habitat for Humanity to conduct a brick fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $10,000 for The Crossings at Bennett Avenue.
Upon completion, The Crossings will be home to 25 families living in 1- 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums. Phase I is currently under construction and will be home to the first 12 families in 2023.
The campaign will kick off February 2, 2022 and end on April 8, 2022.
All club members are asked to participate and get their family and friends and other Randolph neighbors to support the Clubs’ efforts.
Clicking on the link below will direct you to the order form. Please INCLUDE STUDENT NAME AND CLUB NAME in the Comments Section so your Club can be given proper credit. Check back weekly as the campaign stats are shared. Prizes will be awarded to the top club and individual!
Help us reach our goal, and remember, everyone deserves a decent place to live!
Questions: email Bricks@MorrisHabitat.org
On October 18, Morris Habitat is officially launching a brick fundraiser campaign in conjunction with its Bennett Avenue project in Randolph. The $125, 4×8 bricks will comprise the pathways between the residential buildings into the community center to be built on the site.
Randolph residents and long-time Morris Habitat supporters, Ken and Christi Sauter are co-chairs for the brick campaign.
Phase l of the affordable housing project will consist of 13, 1-,2- and 3- bedroom units for low and moderate-income families. Upon completion, a total of 25 affordable units will be built across several buildings. A playground and gazebo will also be constructed.
First floor units will be ADA accessible. The entire project is ENERGYSTAR certified for energy efficiency, EPA WaterSense certified for water efficiency and EPA Indoor AirPLUS certified for health protections.
The project is supported by home sponsors: Bayer, GAF, and New Jersey Natural Gas.
In June 2021, the Mountain Lakes High School Class of 2021 raised over $10,000 toward building one home through the sale of bricks.
Questions: email Bricks@MorrisHabitat.org
Students in the Roxbury High School Structural Design & Fabrication course are building a modular home in their parking lot that will be transferred to a site at the corner of Edith Road and Mansel Drive in Landing.
We welcome your donations to support both the students and the family that will purchase this home.
ReStore is now open along with our Construction projects!
Offices are open virtually and by appointment!
In an effort to protect our staff, volunteers, donors, customers and the families we seek to serve, we have taken unprecedented steps to have our office staff work remotely and to install all necessary precautions at our ReStore and our construction sites. Our priority is always to support the health and safety of our people — and to take a calm and informed approach to address this challenging situation.
With this in mind, effective Friday, May 15, 2020, Morris Habitat has taken the following actions –
- Require all construction volunteers to follow health and social distancing protocols.
- Keep our offices open virtually and by appointment (as of December 2020).
- Institute stringent health and safety protocols throughout the organization, ReStore warehouse/sales floor, donation pickups and drop offs and construction sites.
RESTORE REOPENED on Friday, June 5, 2020, with new health and safety protocols
- NEW HOURS: The ReStore will be open Tuesday–Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., with 10:00–11:00 a.m. reserved for elderly and immunocompromised shoppers.
- All staff and volunteers are wearing masks. Customers are not required to wear masks, but we encourage non-vaccinated customers to wear a mask.
- Online shopping continues with additional inventory added every day.
- You may drop off donations, or you can schedule a pick-up in the local area by filling out the pick-up request form on the ReStore Donate page, by emailing ReStore.Donations@morrishabitat.org or by calling 973-366-3358 ext. 210.
If you have a question, please email our general mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 973.891.1934. All calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will re-open our offices as soon as it is safe to do so.
This disruption to our workflow will most certainly affect our fundraising. The families we seek to serve are already vulnerable; many of them in positions at the forefront of the crisis — health care workers, civil servants, service sector employees; those to whom a missed paycheck can mean catastrophe. If you intended to volunteer, to visit the ReStore, or to donate – please show your support with a donation to keep us building a better place as we face down this pandemic.
Thank you for your continued support in staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. We will make it through this crisis, and it will make us stronger.
Blair Schleicher Wilson, Chief Executive Officer
Applications sought for affordable homes in Old Bridge, Plainfield
The dream of home ownership will become a reality for two low-income families.
Morris Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for a low-income home in Old Bridge and another in Plainfield.
In Old Bridge, applications are being accepted for a three-bedroom home at 308 Norwood Ave. in the Laurence Harbor section of the township. The single-family, new construction, ranch-style home will feature one bath, a front porch and a small backyard. The sale price will be $203,179.
Applications are also being accepted for a three-bedroom home with 1 ½ baths in a duplex at 829 East 3rd St. in Plainfield. The sale price will be $114,000, depending upon income and household size.
Both homes will be sold as affordable homeownership to the selected applicant.
Interested applicants must attend one mandatory virtual meeting and information session to qualify. The lottery for eligible applicants is expected to be held in October.
Information sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. July 28, 10 to 11 a.m. July 31, 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 4, and 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 7.
For registration, visit bit.ly/3hGCIOM.
The affordable 30-year mortgage will be held by Morris Habitat for Humanity, part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. The home will have a minimum 30-year deed restriction that allows modest equity upon resale, but mandates that it be sold at an affordable price to another income-eligible family. The prospective homeowners will contribute a minimum of 300 hours of sweat equity helping to build their home, as well as other homes.
In 2019, after celebrating 35 years of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in the Morris County area, Morris Habitat for Humanity, expanded by acquiring the service area of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County. The newly expanded affiliate operates under the Morris Habitat name and has a second office at 2 Randolph Road in Plainfield. The acquisition effectively doubled Morris Habitat’s service area to 68 municipalities spanning 1,000 square miles in Morris, Middlesex and parts of Union and Somerset Counties.
For more information, visit Morrishabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.
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