New Jersey Family’s Home Dreams Come True Thanks to Habitat for Humanity

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, New Jersey — Marly and Scott Davis and their six children will soon be moving into their spacious new home, which they literally helped build with the help of Habitat for Humanity.

After living in a cramped two-bedroom city apartment for 15 years, the family of eight is preparing to move into the colonial-style, four-bedroom single-family home in Jefferson Township, New Jersey.

“Without Morris Habitat, we won’t be able to have an affordable home,” said Marly Davis.

With the help of volunteers and financial donations, Morris Habitat paved the way for the Davis family to afford their dream home.

The property, located in the serene community of Lake Shawnee, will welcome new owners with automatic Lake Club membership, giving them access to the beach and clubhouse.

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“It’s an amazing feeling to be part of someone’s journey to achieve their goals. Thousands of people have similar stories of living in cramped conditions paying up to 50% or more of their income in rent, many of whom are professionals who live in New Jersey,” said Blair Schleicher Wilson, CEO of Morris Habitat for Humanity.

Since 1985, Morris Habitat has helped over 660 families achieve their home dreams.

The organization and its volunteers have built 120 local homes and preserved 200 homes for low-income residents and seniors.

“We worked hard. We put in 500 man hours building the house and now to see this is pretty amazing,” Scott Davis said.


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