Kiwanis Club donates to Housing Partnership

Kiwanis President Connie Keller, Jessica Padilla-Gonzalez, Executive Director Housing Partnership; Katheryn Luther, Resource Development Director, Housing Partnership and Kiwanis Club Foundation President Mimi Letts

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation recently made a donation to Housing Partnership.

kiwanis25thanniversary“Thank you Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany for supporting the Housing Partnership for Morris County, Inc.,  said Katheryn Luther, Resource Development Director.”  

The success of the Housing Partnership is in our homeowners who directly impact the community in which they reside as stable members of their county, township and school district. We strive to create good neighbors!

Who is the Housing Partnership?

After Ashley Conway and her husband tied the knot, she says “something in both of us clicked” and they were finally on the same page when it came to becoming homeowners. They also knew they would need to begin preparing for what was unfamiliar territory for the young couple. Neither of them knew the first thing about buying or owning a home, but they did know where to go to get the help they needed.

“Mike and I wanted to make sure we knew exactly what to expect and how to navigate the entire course of homeownership with confidence,” says Conway.

A friend recommended they contact the Housing Partnership in Dover, NJ.

The Housing Partnership, a NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, is a financial literacy education resource center for home buyer education and financial coaching in northern NJ. The Partnership empowers communities by providing monthly home buyer education classes, free one-on-one financial coaching, including budgeting and credit counseling, as well as foreclosure intervention services. The goal is to educate homebuyers with the resources to maintain their homes.

In 2015 the Housing Partnership proudly helped 100 families realize their dream of purchasing their first homes thereby reinvesting $19 million back into our local economy.

The Housing Partnership values its relationships with member banks who help fund education classes and provide low interest mortgage products to our clients. Special rates make purchasing more affordable and establish long-term low risk homeownership. All foreclosure services are grant funded. This is an increasing challenge as New Jersey now leads the nation in foreclosed properties while the funding streams are getting smaller.

The Housing Partnership is also the administrator for several local municipalities for Affordable Homes. Interested parties register on the website at www.housingpartnershipnj.org  or (973) 659-9222. Purchases are available to both low and moderate income households through a lottery when units are available. Buyers will be excellent candidates for homeownership as they will have completed the education series.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation Inc. awards grants from the proceeds of various annual fundraisers. Applications are reviewed three times during the year at Foundation meetings.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of member-volunteers, dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.  See the Kiwanis International web site by clicking here.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets weekly at Empire Diner, 1915 Route 46, Parsippany. For more information, click here.

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