Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from the Kislak Family Foundation of Miami Lakes, Florida. The grant will support the building or rehabbing of homes to benefit low- to moderate-income families in Essex, Hudson, and Union counties.
“In December, I attended the home dedication for the Habitat of Greater Newark home at 11 Grand Terrace,” said Jason Pucci, COO of New Jersey-based The Kislak Company, Inc. “I met the Partner Family and toured the home. It was an amazing experience.” He continued, “Our company’s late Chairman Jay Kislak valued mindful and meaningful philanthropy. He would be very pleased with the quality of the Livingston homes.”
Habitat of Greater Newark’s latest projects include two new homes in Livingston and Community Development Block Grant funding to complete critical repairs in the cities of East Orange, Elizabeth and Jersey City.
Over 110 families have benefited from Habitat of Greater Newark homes built with generous donations from individuals, families, corporations, foundations and faith-based organizations and with support from thousands of volunteers and other local non-profit organizations over the years.
Through its Critical Repair and Healthy Home Initiative, Habitat of Greater Newark also identifies and fixes barriers to safe and healthy living conditions such as mold and asbestos. By providing targeted repairs and improvements such as energy-saving measures and aging-in-place functionality, Habitat of Greater Newark works to keep low income families, seniors, and veterans in the homes that they already own.
“We are so grateful to everyone at Kislak for their continued support,” says Habitat of Greater Newark CEO Jeffrey J. Farrell. “Our homes in Livingston would not have been possible without donations from companies and foundations like Kislak.”
Tom Bartelmo, CEO of the Kislak Family Foundation, said, “Kislak is a real estate company and our people inherently understand the importance of safe, comfortable, and affordable housing. Through the foundation, we are proud to support the community-building, family-focused work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark in New Jersey, where Kislak got its start.”
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, founded in 1986, is dedicated to building decent homes for low-income families in Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. Using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat of Greater Newark has helped many low-income families move into new homes.
Habitat of Greater Newark’s Critical Repair and Healthy Homes Initiative works to keep low income families, seniors, and veterans in the homes they already own through repairs such as mold and asbestos remediation, energy-conserving improvements, and the addition of aging-in-place functionality. Partner families contribute sweat equity to their homes. To become a Partner Family, to volunteer or to donate, visit www.habitatnewark.org