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Morris Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Affordable Housing

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Applications are now being accepted for one single family home to be renovated on Sussex Avenue in Andover Township, New Jersey.  Once completed, the home will be sold as affordable homeownership to the selected applicant. The sales price will be $110,000 for a low income applicant and $140,000 for a moderate income applicant.

The home will feature 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  The home will be energy efficient and feature energy star rated appliances. Additionally the home will have a den, unfinished basement, one car garage and deck.  This home will not be handicap accessible

The Habitat for Humanity homeownership program does more than put a roof over someone’s head.  In affordable, healthy, decent, stable homes:

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  • Families can provide stability for their children.
  • A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows.
  • Health, physical safety, and security improve.
  • Educational and job prospects increase.

Applicants should check online at www.morrishabitat.org/homeownership/apply-for-home-ownership for details on eligibility and exact qualifications.  Applicants should have a household income of at least $30,000 and there are maximum income limits based on household size. Additionally, applicants should have good credit scores and a clean credit history. Most important to Morris Habitat is the willingness of the applicant to fulfill the Habitat path to homeownership requirements.  These requirements include attendance and participation in home buyer education workshops and the willingness to contribute “sweat equity” in the amount of at least 300 hours helping to build their home. All the details will be discussed at the mandatory orientation meetings which will be held at:

Morris Habitat for Humanity

274 South Salem Street, Randolph, NJ

On the following dates:

Saturday August 5 at 10:00AM

Tuesday August 8 at 6:30PM

Wednesday August 9 at 6:30PM

 

 To register go to http://www.morrishabitat.org/homeownership/apply-for-home-ownership. Feel free to contact the Morris Habitat for Humanity offices with any questions you may have at 973.891.1934.

 

The sessions start right on time, and no one will be admitted late.   Please do not bring children to the meeting as space is very limited

About Morris Habitat for Humanity:

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Morris Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Morris Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 400 households though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. Of these 100 homes were home repair projects and 80 new homes were built as well In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have funded 22 homes and diverted almost 5,800 tons of useable material out of landfills.  The store is located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tues & Thur 10 - 8 p.m., Wed, Fri & Sat 10 - 6 p.m.  

 

 

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