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Morris Habitat for Humanity is Growing

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Morris Habitat for Humanity is Growing

After celebrating 35 years of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families in the Morris County area, Morris Habitat for Humanity has expanded into central New Jersey by acquiring the service area of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County. The combined organization will operate under the Morris Habitat for Humanity brand. The newly expanded organization will create more opportunities for affordable housing and community improvement through home construction, home repair and neighborhood revitalization. The acquisition will effectively double Morris Habitat’s service area to 68 municipalities spanning 1,000 square miles in Morris, Middlesex and parts of Union and Somerset counties....

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Letter from Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Wilson

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Letter from Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Wilson

Dear Friends,   I’m reminded every day how blessed I am and why we do the work we do. Our homeowner partners are often those whose jobs take them out into the community, mostly front-line workers in retail, hospitals, grocery stores, doctors’ offices and delivery folks. These are the people who make up the fabric of our community.    Yet where do they live? Often in overcrowded apartments or homes with multiple generations. Or they are paying nearly 50% of their income on rent. These are not new statements from me. We have seen how the pandemic has not only lifted the...

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“You Guys Made a Dream Come True”

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  Just days before Christmas, six hardworking families received a simple holiday wish – the warmth of home.    Morris Habitat dedicated the first six of 12 homes at 119-121 Main St. in Succasunna in mid-December. The new homeowners work in our local hospitals, schools and businesses and include a U.S. veteran and his family.    “We’re very excited about this project because it is the largest we’ve undertaken in our 34-year history,” Morris Habitat CEO Blair Schleicher Bravo said at the dedication. “Now six hardworking families will have affordable, safe and decent places to live—just in time for the...

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