Kislak Family Foundation awards $50,000 Grant

Newark, NJ — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark is pleased to announce a $50,000 grant from the Kislak Family Foundation of Miami Lakes, FL. The grant will support the building or rehabbing of homes to benefit low- to moderate-income families in Essex, Hudson, and Union counties.

“In December, I attended the home dedication for the Habitat of Greater Newark home at 11 Grand Terrace,” said Jason Pucci, COO of New Jersey-based The Kislak Company, Inc. “I met the Partner Family and toured the home. It was an amazing experience.” He continued, “Our company’s late Chairman Jay Kislak valued mindful and meaningful philanthropy. He would be very pleased with the quality of the Livingston homes.”

Habitat of Greater Newark’s latest projects include two new homes in Livingston and Community Development Block Grant funding to complete critical repairs in the cities of East Orange, Elizabeth and Jersey City.

Over 101 families have benefited from Habitat of Greater Newark homes built with generous donations from individuals, families, corporations, foundations and faith-based organizations and with support from thousands of volunteers and other local non-profit organizations over the years.

Through its Critical Repair and Healthy Home Initiative, Habitat of Greater Newark also identifies and fixes barriers to safe and healthy living conditions such as mold and asbestos. By providing targeted repairs and improvements such as energy-saving measures and aging-in-place functionality, Habitat of Greater Newark works to keep low income families, seniors, and veterans in the homes that they already own.

“We are so grateful to everyone at Kislak for their continued support,” said Habitat of Greater Newark CEO Jeffrey J. Farrell. “Our homes in Livingston would not have been possible without donations from companies and foundations like Kislak.”


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