ROCKAWAY, NJ – Roberta Strater retired on Dec. 31 after 42 years of service as executive director of the Morris County Housing Authority.

The Rockaway Township resident has used her extensive knowledge and expertise in the planning, development and management of affordable housing in Morris County, with an emphasis on resident services and empowerment of some of the county’s neediest families, for more than four decades.

Under her leadership, the Housing Authority developed the first Congregate Living Facility for low-income, frail elderly residents and established the first county home ownership program that used voucher payments as mortgage payments.

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Strater also formed the Morris County Affordable Housing Corporation in 1995 to provide homeownership opportunities for low-and-moderate-income residents by rehabilitating and/or constructing affordable for-sale units and created the Family Self-Sufficiency program to guide residents towards home ownership.

Kelly Stephens succeeds Strater as the new executive director of the Morris County Housing Authority. is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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