Grantee Update: Habitat for Humanity of Camden County

2023 grantee Camden County Habitat for Humanity was awarded $55,000 for general operation expenses, which they applied to their Aging in Place program that targets low-income senior homeowners struggling to stay in their homes because of the need for critical home repairs or accessibility modifications. Critical home repairs are those that affect the livability of the home and may include roof repairs, plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical, structural (floors, ceilings, walls) and water infiltration repairs. Impact100SJ liaison Sharon Reel learned that this award recently helped 8 senior citizens with accessibility repairs enabling them to stay in their homes. 

Camden County Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of South-Central New Jersey (Habitat SCNJ) have announced their merger, uniting their resources, expanding their reach, and amplifying their impact from the Delaware River to the Jersey Shore.

As a result of this merger, the newly united organization will be better equipped to serve more families and advance affordable housing initiatives – now in 113 municipalities throughout Burlington, Mercer, Atlantic, Camden, and parts of Middlesex Counties. This strategic partnership will allow pooling of resources, streamlining operations, and extending the breadth and depth of services, including new housing projects, home repairs, community development, and advocacy for affordable housing. We are excited to have supported an expanding regional nonprofit making a difference in so many communities while being assured that Impact100 SJ grant funds specifically supported seniors in Camden County.