Morristown gives $250K to renovate affordable housing, community center in Manahan Village

Seniors housing on Early Street, managed by the Morristown Housing Authority. Photo: Morristownha.org/
Seniors housing on Early Street, managed by the Morristown Housing Authority. Photo: Morristownha.org/
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From the Town of Morristown:

The Town of Morristown is donating $250,000 from the Morristown’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to the Morristown Housing Authority to rehabilitate and upgrade existing affordable housing units.

These funds will also make room in the Housing Authority’s budget to undertake a long-delayed project – to make the repairs required to re-open the long-shuttered Marion Sally Residence Center, located on Clyde Potts Drive within Manahan Village.

“The Marion Sally Residence Center has been in disrepair for far too long. It is a wonderful space and will soon be open for residents and families to gather and enjoy community events,” said Mayor Tim Dougherty.

“We are overjoyed to finally give these families back the community center they deserve.”

The Morristown’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund was created by the Dougherty administration in 2010 to rehabilitate substandard housing units in Morristown.

“This donation shows the serious commitment the town has to all of its residents,” said Morristown Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard. “We thank the Mayor and Council for your leadership to fund this crucial project.”

“The center closed due to mold, pipe bursts and countless other issues,” said Morristown Councilwoman Hiliari Davis.

“The prior Housing Authority leadership allowed this vital community hub to disintegrate. We are happy with the leadership of the new Executive Director, Keith Kinard, and we are looking forward to the revitalization of the Community Center.”

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