Morris Habitat for Humanity, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to building homes, communities and hope, received a $75,000 grant from Bank of America at the site of its largest project to date, a 25-unit condominium complex for low- to moderate-income families located on Bennett Avenue in Randolph.
The funding announcement coincided with BofA’s eighth annual Global Build, a monthlong initiative that addresses affordable housing challenges. The grant also coincided with a volunteer day with BofA employees. Throughout the month of October, BofA team members from the tri-state area volunteered at three Morris Habitat home sites, including Randolph, Summit and Long Valley.
“Access to an affordable home is a critical step on the path to stability and success,” Liz DeCoursey, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity, said. “Through our partnership with Bank of America, we are working to connect more individuals to a decent place to call home and to strengthening our community. Bank of America’s decades-long support demonstrates their confidence in Morris Habitat as one of the leading builders of affordable housing in New Jersey.”
“Our longstanding partnership with Morris Habitat for Humanity is crucial to helping New Jersey residents increase access to affordable home ownership,” Alberto Garofalo, president, Bank of America New Jersey, said. “Revitalizing homes with Morris Habitat is always a meaningful experience for our employees.”
Habitat and BofA have partnered for more than 30 years, helping homeowners build or improve the places they call home. Each year, the partnership has continued to grow, totaling $75 million of support for Habitat’s work around the world, with more than $55 million in cash and property donations to Habitat for Humanity International.