Many in Hudson need housing

Dear Editor:

The United Nations has designated October 6th as World Habitat Day to highlight the need and importance of decent, affordable housing both here and around the world.

“Habitat World Day – A Place to Be” emphasizes the importance of feeling secure, safe and comfortable in one’s own home. Sadly many people in Hudson County are in need of adequate housing. Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County is currently building two homes in Jersey City and plans to build more homes in the coming year.

To celebrate World Habitat Day and to benefit local Habitat efforts, I have asked churches and synagogues in Hudson County to hold a second collection on Sunday, October 5th.

Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable, decent housing in Hudson County using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials. Habitat provides a “hand up,” not a “hand out” to selected homeowners. We rely primarily on volunteers to help build the homes, which are then sold below-our cost to partner families who invest 400 hours of sweat equity building their own homes.

Please speak to their church and synagogue leaders and ask if they can participate in “Habitat World Day – A Place to Be.” To learn more about World Habitat Day and how your church or synagogues can participate, visit

Santos Murillo, Executive Director
Jean Quinn, Treasurer
Habitat for Humanity


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