BOONTON — Morris Habitat for Humanity announces a new partnership with the Town of Boonton to repair and rehabilitate homes for families in need. The collaborative partnership agreement, executed by Boonton Mayor Richard J. Corcoran III, establishes the new program designed to assist low- and moderate-income homeowner families residing in Boonton.
The rehabilitation program will help homeowners ensure the safe and continued occupancy of their properties by addressing immediate and critical housing rehab problems such as foundation and masonry repairs, window, roof, or gutter repairs, wheelchair ramps, porch repair, safety grab bars in bathrooms, heating systems and more. The program will be available to owner-occupied, single-family homeowners in Boonton who meet the income restrictions established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“We’re excited to partner with the Town of Boonton to find creative solutions to help keep major home repairs affordable for its citizens,” said Mark Odenwelder, Morris Habitat’s director of program development. “This program will help protect people’s most important assets and enable them to stay warm, safe, and dry in their homes.”
Morris Habitat for Humanity is uniquely suited to partner with Boonton on the home repair program. The affordable housing organization has been repairing and rehabilitating homes since 1985 and completes an average of 100 home repair projects annually for families in need.
The Town of Boonton is offering zero interest repayable loans for up to $15,000 for homeowners meeting eligibility requirements. Residents must meet certain criteria and income eligibility requirements based on household size.
“This collaborative program will provide a unique opportunity to assist our highly valued residents in the Town of Boonton,” said Boonton Zoning Officer and Affordable Housing Liaison, Patrick Lavery. “The program will be a breath of fresh air during these uncertain times. It will provide our homeowner residents with the ability to retain one of the most important assets in their lives—their homes.”
For inquiries about the home repair program, contact Patrick M. Laverty, zoning officer for the Town of Boonton at (973) 402-9410 ext. 632 or Mark Odenwelder, director of program development for Morris Habitat for Humanity at (973) 891-1934 ext. 107. E-mails can be directed to: Home.Repair@MorrisHabitat.org
Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization committed to building homes, communities, and hope. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds affordable new homes and provides home repair services to income-eligible families. Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served more than 660 families through building 120 local homes, preserving 200 homes for low-income and senior residents, and helping 280 families with housing solutions worldwide. The organization has engaged more than 130,000 volunteers for various programs. Morris Habitat also operates a successful ReStore home improvement outlet which has kept 11,000 tons of reusable materials out of landfills and funded 28 homes. For more information, visit Morrishabitat.org or call (973) 891-1934.