ROXBURY, NJ - Money being donated by New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will help Morris Habitat for Humanity (MHfH) break ground on an affordable housing complex it plans to build in Succasunna, it was announced today.

The project, being built on the former Roxbury Department of Public Works site on Main Street, will have 12 townhouse units that MHfH will sell to qualified, first-time homebuyers. Groundbreaking is expected to happen in the spring with opening of the first batch of units projected for 2019. The $50,000 will also help the organization with other "neighborhood revitalization" projects in Dover and Mine Hill, including home repair and aging-in-place efforts.

"The one-time gift of $50,000 will also enable MHfH to break ground on 17 new affordable homes in 2018," said a statement. "For over a decade, NJNG has worked with MHfH to help deserving families realize the dream of homeownership. Together, NJNG and MHfH have helped 13 families become first-time homeowners to date."

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“We share Morris Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to strengthening our neighborhoods and communities," said NJNG Community Outreach Manager Karen Escobedo in a statement. "We are pleased to help them provide safe and affordable housing opportunities for deserving families in Morris County.”

“Words can only begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for this transformational gift from New Jersey Natural Gas”, said Blair Schleicher Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity.  “We are so very fortunate to have a partner like New Jersey Natural Gas supporting our programs.”