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Habitat For Humanity Breaks Ground On New Home For Bergenfield Family

Habitat for Humanity will break ground in January in Bergenfield for the construction of a new home.
Habitat for Humanity will break ground in January in Bergenfield for the construction of a new home. Photo Credit: Habitat For Humanity Bergen via Facebook

BERGENFIELD, N.J. — A low-income family will have a new, energy-efficient home at 110 Bergen Ave. in Bergenfield, thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

The ground-breaking will be on Sat., Jan. 9 at 10 a.m.

The 1,900 square foot home will have three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and one-car garage — along with 5,000 square feet of land.

“The Bergenfield home will create an opportunity for a low-income family to live in an energy efficient home and reap the benefits of solar paneled energy,” Project Manager Gary Kuhl said.

"The project addresses the need for affordable housing in Bergen County by creating another opportunity for households who earn 80 percent of the area median income.”

The application process is closed and Habitat Bergen’s Family Selection Committee is commencing the credit and low-income qualification review process.

Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County is continuing its mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness by working in partnership with people in need.

Volunteers help build the homes with donated funds and materials. Those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as those of their neighbors.

Members of the organization are expected to be joined by Jacey Raimondo, the Executive Director Habitat Bergen; Keith Lesser, Board President Bergen County; Gary Kuhl, Project Manager, Habitat Bergen; State Senator Robert M. Gordon; Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace; Assemblyman Joseph Lagana; and Mayor Norman Schmelz.

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