On April 27th, Morris Habitat and the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (PARTNER) announced the groundbreaking of two new single-family homes in the City of Perth Amboy. The two homes will be built on vacant corner lots along Pine Street, one facing Inslee Street and one facing Garretson Avenue.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Two new single-family homes will be built on vacant corner lots along Pine Street in Perth Amboy, one facing Inslee Street and one facing Garretson Avenue. The floor plans are the same but flipped, and the Inslee house will be painted yellow while the Garretson house will be painted green. Additional trees will be planted along Pine Street to offer more privacy.
Each home will have two stories, consisting of 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each will be constructed on a slab with a grassed backyard and a patio. The homes will be handicap accessible and adaptable. Each house will have central air conditioning and be serviced by natural gas, public water, and sewer. Off-street parking is provided with a 2-car driveway for each home.
Both homes will be ENERGY STAR certified for energy efficiency, EPA WaterSense certified for water efficiency, and EPA Indoor airPLUS certified for health protection. These green building standards provide long-term energy cost savings to our homeowners. New home warranties will be provided.
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At Hammer for Habitat in June 2022, more than 200 volunteers built wall panels for these homes. Construction will start in the spring of 2023, and the project is planned to be completed by the end of 2024.
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Pro bono and reduced-fee professional services have been contributed by architect Seth Leeb of Seth A. Leeb Architect; engineer Fred Stewart of Stewart Surveying & Engineering, LLC; engineering consultant Eric Keller of Bowman Consulting; attorney Jim Mullen, Esq.; attorney Albert I. Telsey, Esq., of Meyner and Landis, LLP; environmental consultant Glenn P. Brukardt of Eikon Planning and Design, LLC; and real estate appraiser Kevin McLoughlin of RLA Appraisals, LLC.
This project is a joint venture with the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise and Revitalization (PARTNER), which provides the funding to acquire vacant lots. This project has also been awarded a $334,166.00 HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant.
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Our impact this year has changed our community!
Contributed in scholarships to public housing & section 8 participants.
Annually contributes to fund self-sufficiency, housing counseling, and financial literacy education.
In escrow funds. In 2022, we had 83 FSS program participants and graduated 7.