Habitat BMC and Palmyra Borough Among HCDNNJ’s Outstanding Municipal Partner Awardees!
The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Annual Conference, Under One Roof, gathers intersectional organizations, partners, and advocates as well as local, state, and federal officials to connect over community needs, local success, and policies related to fair housing. As a part of this year’s conference, Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties and the Borough of Palmyra have been recognized as an Outstanding Municipal Partner!
Together, we’ve promoted community stability through homeownership opportunities, and instilled a sense of pride in the town and its residents through neighborhood revitalization. We are so thankful for this partnership with Palmyra and it is incredibly exciting to celebrate the work we’ve put in – especially over these last two years – to build two new affordable homes and complete 14 home repair projects. Most importantly, we are proud of our collaboration to address unique needs that local residents identified!
Take a look at what some of the families and homeowners served through this partnership had to say…
“I am beyond thrilled with how my house is now looking. The peeling paint and hideous trim colors, and the ugly stairs were really becoming an eyesore and embarrassing quite honestly. The fact that the team of volunteers came together and refreshed the exterior makes me feel like I am in a new home. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the experience.” – Laura, Homeowner
“Thank you so much we are so grateful for the help you have given us. Your team was amazing!!!” – Denise & Michael, Homeowners
“I can’t wait to have no more leaks. I had to abandon my bedroom because the leaks got too bad. Wonderful thing to know that the roof is fixed.” – McDonald, Veteran Homeowner
“Our home is beautiful. Last year if you asked me if I was going to own a home I would have said you’re crazy. We are on much more solid footing than we have been in 15 years thanks to Habitat.” – Tony and Abby, New Veteran Habitat Homeowners
“We really like Palmyra. It’s a quiet town, a nice neighborhood and the new home is great. It fits within our financial means and we feel empowered to be homeowners. Our entire family is very excited!” – Abdul and Salima, New Habitat Homeowners