Considering donating to help HOMECorp provide affordable housing (Letter to the editor)
In an ideal world, everyone would have a decent, affordable place to live. We at HOMECorp strive to provide just that here in Montclair.
A core value of Montclair is the preservation of its economic and racial diversity, a characteristic that benefits all of us. For the past 33 years, Montclair’s HOMECorp has supported that value by developing, preserving and renting affordable housing to a low-and-moderate income workforce in our town. We have also provided housing counseling, financial literacy programs and foreclosure prevention classes to the members of our community.
Like many nonprofit organizations, HOMECorp has faced significant financial challenges over the last 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, some of our tenants encountered economic hardships that prevented them from paying rent, resulting in a decline in our annual rental revenue and in our inability to provide needed repairs and maintenance to our buildings. Although the pandemic may be receding, the economic fallout on our tenants and our organization continues.
HOMECorp’s mission is to provide quality housing for our tenants, not simply a roof over their heads. To do that we need support from the Montclair community now more than ever.
Please consider giving to HOMECorp in this challenging year. You can donate online at homecorp.org/donate.
President, HOMECorp Board of Trustees
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