Habitat for Humanity to hold a five-home dedication ceremony in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County invites the public to join their dedication ceremony for the completion of five new single-family homes on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at 908 West Seventh Street in Plainfield.

The project — Habitat Village at West 7th Street — is Habitat of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County’s largest effort to date. The five new Habitat families, will all be present with their children to thank those who have worked so hard to help them reach their goals of home ownership. The public is invited to attend the ceremony as these five families receive the keys to their Habitat homes.

The five partner families have each worked at least 200 hours of “sweat equity,” time spent building their own homes. Each family will purchase their home with Habitat’s zero-percent interest mortgage and no cash down. In the future, their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses in the Greater Plainfield and Middlesex County area.

An open house is scheduled at 2 p.m. for an opportunity to meet the Habitat homeowners and to tour the project. Light refreshments will be served.

A dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. will celebrate the construction successes and recognize all those that dedicated time, resources and donations to Habitat Village at West Seventh Street.

“Through the support of the community with donations of money, materials and volunteer labor, Habitat of Plainfield/Middlesex was able to build these five homes and sell them at an affordable price,” said Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, president and CEO of the local affiliate.

“We are overjoyed to finally welcome our supporters and the general public to celebrate the completion of our largest project to date.”

This project has attracted hundreds of volunteers throughout the construction process. Volunteers have included school groups, churches, companies and community groups from across Union and Middlesex Counties.

Rutgers University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter’s $100,000 sponsorship is a part of this project and their volunteers have dedicated thousands of hours building on site since 2012.