Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Selects Family for Rehabilitated Home in Somerset

The Williams Family

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Selects Family for Rehabilitated Home in Somerset

Bedminster, NJ (Feb. 17, 2023) Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) is excited to announce the selection of a new partner family to help rehabilitate and ultimately purchase a home in Somerset, New Jersey.

Jamie Williams is a single mom with three sons and one daughter: Eric (21), Jaimen (19), Jamila (13), and Jamil Jr. (9). As Somerset County natives, the Williams family is already rooted deeply in the community. Jamie works as a mini-bus driver for the Somerset County Department of Transportation. At the same time, Eric and Jaimen attend Rowan and Shippensburg University, respectively. The family is thrilled to partner with Raritan Valley Habitat to make their forever home in Somerset.

The Williams will work alongside volunteers, donors, and Raritan Valley Habitat employees to rehabilitate a single-family home on Sydney Place in Somerset, New Jersey. The family will contribute at least 250 hours toward working on their home, community support, and personal development. Once construction is complete, they will purchase the home.

The home on Sydney Place was initially built by Raritan Valley Habitat in 1999 as one-half of a duplex. Raritan Valley Habitat bought back the house last year with the intent to update and repair the home for a whole new Habitat partner family to achieve their dream of homeownership. This rehabilitation project is yet another step in the mission to build and maintain affordable housing in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

Raritan Valley Habitat Homeowners are selected through a rigorous application process. They purchase homes at a price they can afford and commit to monthly, interest-free mortgage payments, taxes, and insurance. In addition, each future homeowner commits to partnering with Habitat. They work on building homes, engaging with the community, participating in workshops and learning opportunities, fundraising, and more.

Habitat houses are truly community projects. Volunteers and generous donors fuel every step–from planning to building to homeowner support.

About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (Raritan Valley Habitat) puts God’s love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Our vision is a time when everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live. Since 1991, Raritan Valley Habitat has been building strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership opportunities.

Raritan Valley Habitat is currently building a duplex in Raritan Township for two new homeowner families, working toward building a Veteran home in Somerville and growing our Repair Program. To support these projects by donating, please visit www.rvhabitat.org/give or mail a donation to Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 330, Pluckemin, NJ 07978. For individuals and groups who would like to volunteer, visit rvhabitat.org/volunteer. To shop, donate, or volunteer at our ReStore, visit rvhabitatrestore.org.

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