Rep. Sherrill welcomes the HUD Healthy Homes Production Grant funding awarded to Morris Habitat for Humanity

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Rep. Sherrill welcomes the HUD Healthy Homes Production Grant funding awarded to Morris Habitat for Humanity

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement following the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) announcement that Morris Habitat for Humanity would be awarded nearly $1.6 million under the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program.

Over two decades ago, HUD created the Support program for the production of healthy houses Address issues related to illnesses and injuries caused by health and other hazards in children’s housing situations. This program provides funds to nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations, state and local governments, and other entities to serve local communities in need. The grant funding is designed to address unhealthy housing, support efforts to provide affordable housing, and help children grow up in safe and healthy living environments.

“Morris Habitat for Humanity has been a pillar in the NJ-11 community for decades and has made a life-changing difference for so many families facing home insecurity or unsafe living conditions.” said Rep. Sherrill. “This well-deserved government support will allow Morris Habitat to expand its efforts to help more children in need grow up in a home free from environmental, health and safety concerns. With this scholarship, I look forward to continuing to work with Morris Habitat and to witness the incredible work Morris Habitat continues to do for our communities here in northern New Jersey.”

“The Healthy Homes Production Grant will allow Morris Habitat to expand its Home Repair and Aging in Place program to assist 84 low-income families with critical home repairs and security modifications.” said Blair Schleicher Wilson, CEO of Morris Habitat. “These repairs are critical and will allow our most vulnerable residents, including children and the elderly, to live in healthy, hazard-free homes.”

“Morris Habitat will perform lead paint assessments, radon assessments, roof repairs and replacements, mobility adjustments, and other repairs that will bring confidence to qualified homeowners in the communities where we operate.” said Mark Odenwelder, director of program development at Morris Habitat. “In addition, we will educate residents on the best ways to avoid and avoid new hazards while living in their homes.”

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, not-for-profit housing organization dedicated to building homes, communities and hope. Through volunteer work and donations of money and materials, Morris Habitat builds new homes and provides repair services to eligible families in Morris and Middlesex counties, Fanwood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Green Brook, North Plainfield and Watchung. Since 1985, Morris Habitat has served more than 650 households through home ownership, home maintenance and international home building programs. Proceeds from the ReStore helped fund construction while diverting nearly 14,000 tons of recyclable material from local landfills. For more information, visit www.MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934.

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