Habitat for Humanity of South Central New Jersey and the Camden County Habitat for Humanity have merged.
A formal announcement for the merger, which will have a home base in Camden County, is slated for Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Habitat for Humanity works to create affordable housing. In addition to new construction, Habitat for Humanity renovates existing homes in many communities, particularly in urban areas. The organization also helps people repair and improve their own homes and neighborhoods.
“This merger did not happen overnight, but rather after months of extensive discussions, shared visions, and a mutual commitment to making safe, decent, affordable housing a reality for more families in need,” reads a press release announcing the Wednesday event. “Habitat SCNJ and Camden County Habitat have long shared the same fundamental values and goals, and we believe that our merger will only enhance our ability to fulfill our mission.”
The merged organization will serve Burlington, Mercer, Atlantic, Camden, and parts of Middlesex counties. The merger will pool resources and streamline operations.