|Preserving Community for 25 Years!|
The Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp (HOMECorp) mission is to provide safe, permanently affordable homes in Montclair by assisting families who are largely disenfranchised from Montclair’s vibrant housing market. We remain an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization – and the only one spending all of its time and resources on providing affordable housing in Montclair.
By renovating these often barely habitable properties, HOMECorp has transformed streets of deteriorating rental units into vibrant neighborhoods characterized by renewed energy and the optimism of first-time homeowners. HOMECorp's efforts have also spurred private development of adjoining properties, further improving the housing stock.
HOMECorp’s services are needed because Montclair’s housing prices typically command a premium over neighboring communities — due to the excellent public schools and vibrant multi-cultural community life -- by as much as 25%. This frequently shuts out low, moderate and middle-income families, especially many long-term rental residents who seek to become homeowners.
Since HOMECorp’s 1988 founding:
We have restored and built:
We have counseled:
While the recent financial crisis has caused home prices to decline, the stress on individual family incomes has been even greater. Moreover, the continued loss of state, local and federal government funding support has made our mission even more vital.
The Board of Trustees and staff continue to work hard to fulfill our strategic plan, and financial support from both individuals and institutions remains strong. We thank all of our friends, donors and partners for your contributions - of time, money and thoughtfulness. We ask for your continued support in helping us help Montclair.